Training championship hunting dogs

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Glencoe Farms trains English cocker and springer spaniels to become hunting dogs.

Brodie is an eight-year-old English cocker spaniel.

He's a field championship winner because of his training at Glencoe Farms.

"Basically, what they've done over the last 16 years is, they've trained me how to train my do, which has been a fun journey, it's a very rewarding experience," said Scott Bina, owner of Brodie.

Training your dog every day is a necessity, even if it's just a few minutes a day.

"I'd like to say it's a lot of work, but it's a lot of fun too because you enjoy your pet, and anytime you're with your pet it should be fun," said Blair Ihmels, owner.

Bina and Ihmels both won awards with their dogs, and they can't thank Glencoe Farms enough for showing them how to train their dog.

"Paul McGagh is probably one of the best trainers in the country. He's the Michael Jordan of the Spaniel world. Paul thinks and breathes training Spaniels," said Ihmels.

Although it's a lot of work training these athletes, the owners say it's worth it.

Another tip Bina gives dog owners is to build a relationship with your pet and to learn their personality, because it brings out the best of your dog.

In a few weeks, we will be back at Glencoe Farms and she'll show us how you can still train your dog during the winter months.