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- Gail B. (Aromas, CA)

In a confusing world of horse "Traders" Deanna is a refreshing change!

If you are looking for a horse trainer that is also able to communicate effectively to you as a rider, then Deanna is the real deal! She has an easy demeanor and way of training the horse and the rider to become better partners with each other. She has not only a lifetime of personal

riding skills, but also has her college degrees in Equine Studies. This

blend of formal college training and life experience brings her to the forefront of other trainers who don't pursue both of these important attributes.

She does specialize in Gaited Horses, but also can apply her knowledge into other breeds and riding styles, too.

-Pam & Al B., Winter Creek Shorthairs

We have known the Nelsons, Norm and Pat, and the Azevedos, Danny, Linda, Scott and the girls for several years. They are like extended family to us.

They have trained several of our dogs. Our dogs have had many of the same

bloodlines as their dogs. We have learned so much from them. And we love listening to Norm's dog stories! The dogs have always proved to be table,

biddable, wonderful companions and GREAT bird dogs. 

- Tom and Nancy F. (Wilton, CA)

All of our canine kids have been either superbly trained or simply loved beyond any other boarding facility. Some human owner types come away better trained as well which takes even more of Scott's patience! I have had 3 dogs trained as field trial (one) and hunting (two) by Nelson Kennels. I have also boarded 3 other dogs at their facility for months while our house was being sold. I can attest that Scott and Linda are the most caring, competent trainers I have met. I personally attended many training sessions to watch my dog's progress. Due to the efforts of Scott and Linda, I have a great field trial dog (Blue) and two great hunting dogs (Gunner and Reagan). I would recommend using the Azevedos and Nelson Kennels to anyone who truly values their dogs. 

- Vickie M. (Hollister, CA)

Deanna is an excellent instructor! Patient, encouraging, works at your level. Thank  you for answering all my ​riding questions … I look forward to my next ​lesson!​

- Heidi H.

Scott has been working with me and my Brittany puppy since the beginning of the year. He really understands dogs and does not use harsh techniques. I have learned so much and appreciate is calm demeanor. It has now come time for me to send my pup off for a time to get more intensive bird and water work and I did not hesitate to reach out to Scott.

The kennels are clean and safe and I know my pup will get top-knotch care and fantastic training.

- Jean C.

Nelson Kennels is Safe and clean. My babies are treated like family. I never worry leaving my dogs with Nelson Kennels. Anything I ask, they can and do take care of.