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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

Chris, Eileen, and Flatlander Kennels staff have shown the professionalism I so desperately look for in ever endeavor I pursue. It’s been one hell of a run and can’t wait to see what is in the future with us working together, we’ll be damn tough to beat! Thank you for all your efforts.

— Pat and Carmen Keslar
Keslar Kennels
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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'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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Eric Teson

Eric Teson

Head Assistant Trainer

Eric and his family come to us from Missouri. After finishing his career with the Marines he became a certified arborists. And started into the world of retrievers. He ran many hunt tests and field trials as an amateur. With good success.

He started career with Team FLK in August, 2017. Eric’s strong work ethic and his love of these fine animals has made him a great asset to the team.

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Chelsae Riggs

Chelsae Riggs


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.