Palouse River Kennels

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Owner/trainer John Sykes received a degree in Behavioral Psychology from Utah State University. He has 17 years of professional experience training pointing dogs, retrievers, and obedience for the family pet. His training approach is positive-reinforcement based, and he has a love and respect for all animals, great and small.

Sykes is a licensed Master Falconer in the state of Washington. His 21 years of experience flying falcons and hawks has contributed greatly to his knowledge and understanding of canine behavior. A well-trained dog is essential to successfully capturing game with a trained raptor.  Sykes and his family currently keep English Pointers and Labradors as family pets and his hunting partners.


251 Tidwell Rd.
Palouse, WA 99161
(509) 339-5344