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Team FLK has 30+ years of combined experience. We like to say: 'If it breathes..we can train it!

— Team FLK
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What others are saying

The Flatlander Kennel Team far exceeds my expectations and are truly an A list operation, year after year. They are a growing organization that welcomes a challenge and are adaptable to facilitate the unique needs of retrievers and their owners.

— Brett Wallen
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About Flatlander Kennels

Flatlander Kennels is a fully insured full time and full service training facility owned and operated by Chris and Eileen Jobman. We are located just East of Scottsbluff, NE along the famed North Platte river. We are very fortunate to live in "hunting heaven". We are not only retriever trainers but we are very serious hunters. So we know what it takes to build a great hunting dog. "We not only talk the talk....we walk the walk."

If you are looking for a great hunt test competitor, field trial competitor, hunting dog or all three.... Look no further. You've come to the right place. We've trained thousands of dogs and have seen every personality type. We tailor our program to fit YOUR dog and their needs. Everyone on Team FLK lives the life and I can promise you....you'll get 100% out of us and our staff.



Meet Team FLK

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Chris Jobman

Head Trainer / Owner.

Chris has been training dogs for over 20 years and turned professional in 2000. He personally trains all the early advanced training dogs and advanced training dogs.

Chris is a very detailed orientated person and passes this philosophy and attention to detail onto his staff.

Chris is an AVID hunter.....when he isn't training you can usually find him in a duck blind somewhere along the North Platte river.



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Eileen Jobman

Business Manager / Photographer
Director of Puppy Program

Eileen is the "brains" of the bunch and keeps the "train on the tracks" so to speak. She's in charge of the financial aspect of the business and takes all the photos for our website and Facebook page.

Eileen loves puppies and manages all of our breedings and puppy raising.

Eileen loves to hunt and photography. She truly loves the dogs and the sport.



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Josh Dirr

Josh Dirr

Head Assistant

Josh came to us from Indiana and is absolutely dedicated and devoted to the dogs and their care.

Josh is great with the dogs and has a nice calm demeanor about him that the dogs truly respond too!! Josh is an avid outdoorsman and knows what it takes to build a hunting and hunt test dog that you can be proud of. We couldn't be happier to have him on Team FLK.



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Chelsae Riggs

Chelsae Riggs

Assistant

Chelsae started training with Chris in 2000...she was only 9 years old!!! She has been with Chris every step of the way.....being an integral part of Team FLK.

Chelsae trains our young dogs and does our obedience, collar conditioning and force fetching along with starting our handling program. She also handles dogs in HRC tests.

Chelsae handled her dog Ranger to his Grand Hunting Retriever title (GRHRCH) and a 2nd place finish in an all woman's SRS (Super Retriever Series) event.