Knoxville, Tennessee (August 4, 2016) – SportDOG® Brand, the industry-leading manufacturer of electronic dog training products and accessories, has announced the winners of its third annual Companions for Conservation contest. Three lucky young hunters will soon be taking ownership of started Labrador retrievers, trained SportDOG Brand® Senior ProStaff members Tom Dokken, Derek Randle, and Chris Akin.
Earlier this year, SportDOG called for families with children between the age of 8 and 18, who have an interest in hunting and conservation to submit a dog training, youth-education project, hunting, or wildlife-habitat related photo via social media or online web form. In order to be eligible, the applicants must also be members of a conservation organization.
Dokken, Randle, and Akin will provide training through the started stage for the three prize dogs, which are a black Lab, yellow Lab, and chocolate Lab, respectively – valued at $5,000 each.
11-year-old Weston Jowett from Frankfort, Michigan, will be the proud owner of the black Lab, trained by Tom Dokken. Weston is a Ducks Unlimited Legacy Greenwing.
Haley Singleton will welcome home a yellow Lab trained by Derek Randle. 8-year-old Haley, a Ducks Unlimited member, is from Conyers, Georgia.
Cy Young from Mountain View, Missouri, will soon enjoy hunting with a chocolate Lab, trained by Chris Akin. Cy is 12 years old, and a member of Delta Waterfowl – Riceland chapter.
For more information about our conservation initiative, visit http://www.sportdog.com/companions-for- conservation.