Reibar Kennels is located in the beautiful Santa Rita hills between Lompoc and Buellton, California about two
and a half-hours north of Los Angeles. This area is privileged to have a very mild climate, which makes it
especially enjoyable for working dogs in training.
Reibar is fortunate to have over 2000 acres of varied terrain on which we train our dogs, from steep or
gentle rolling hills to flat sage- covered land, and many acres of various crops, such as beans, flowers,
cauliflower and alfalfa. We shoot live birds on a daily basis to simulate as close as possible the conditions a
hunter and his dog face during a day afield.
In order to give our dogs a variety of water experiences we have many areas along the Santa Ynez River, plus
the right to use the many stock and irrigation ponds located throughout the valley.
In addition to our wonderful weather and terrific grounds I have over 25 years of dog training experience;
this means you can rest assured your dog is getting the best possible opportunity to become the performer
you want him to be. When I retired from training competition field trial retrievers a few years ago, Reibar had
to its credit some 35 Field and Amateur Field Champions.
We encourage the owners of the dogs we have in training to come out as often as they possibly can to be a
part of their dogs learning experience. We can help every willing owner to become a better dog handler,
which will lead to more game in the bag at the end of each outing.
We do not breed dogs here at Reibar, but we have clients who sometimes have litters, which we can
recommend. Because of my past field trial connections, we have relationships with most of the top breeders
in the country; so, if there are no pups available locally we can locate one from top lines elsewhere. If a
trained dog is what you are interested in we usually have started dogs most of the year.
We take a limited number of dogs for training at any one time, making sure each dog gets the personalized
attention he deserves. Making a reservation for your dog is a good idea. We welcome visits from prospective
clients and offer a free introductory consultation. Reibar charges $550.00 dollars a month per dog plus birds