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Craig Klein has loved dogs and the outdoors for as long as he can remember.  Hunting became his primary interest at a very young age and a boy can't go hunting with out a dog.   Growing up Craig had the opportunity to have had all three of the major retrieving breeds, Labradors, Goldens and Chesapeakes.   As a teenager there were not many days in the fall where Craig couldn't be found following his dogs around the meadows and marshes chasing ducks and pheasants. 

Then came a day Craig decided to purchase a well bred chessie pup and decided the train the dog to a higher level.   He enjoyed working the dog so much that he looked for something for them to do in the off season.   This led Craig to a AKC Hunt Test.   Realizing he had a lot to learn he poured over training material by authors like Rex Car, Dave Rorem, Mike Lardy, D.L. Walters, John and Amy Dahl, Butch Goodwin and Bill Hillman.   Then he went to work on weekends for Pro trainer Pete Fischer and soon he started bringing home ribbons from the upper level hunt test.  He then realized that training was what he wanted  to do.

On August 14th, 2009, Craig purchased Fischer's Kennels & Hunt Club LLC. where he continues the tradition of providing sportsmen with top quality gun dogs and training.  Craig is a Pro Staffer for Avian X, Dogtra and Zink Calls.

Craig has made television appearances on Avian X, MN Bound, Due North Outdoors, Pheasants Forever TV and has also written articles for the St.Cloud Times and Pheasants Forever.



Since 1979, Pete Fischer has been raising and training retrievers. Pete trained the first Master Hunting Retriever in the state of Minnesota, as well as numerous other Hunt Test Titled dogs.

His other credits include the following.

Retriever columnist for
Pheasants Forever Magazine.
Retriever columnist for the
Ducks Unlimited Cattails publication.
Member of the
Dogtra electric collar company Pro-Staff (Pete does training seminars on the appropriate use of electronic training collars).
Founder of Fischer's Kennels and Hunt Club
Over 29 years of professional retriever training experience. 

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