About Us

Chad from Willow Creek Kennels
Chad, Owner/Trainer

Willow Creek Kennels & Hunting is a progressive dog training kennel and shooting preserve near Little Falls, MN.  Located on 266 acres, Willow Creek offers a mixture of ruffed grouse and pheasant habitat ideal for training grounds and leisure upland hunting.  The landscape features young aspen tree lines, intermixed agricultural fields and numerous small ponds and streams.

Established in 2000 by Chad Hines and later joined by his wife, Tracy, Willow Creek has grown into a training kennel that can offer customized training programs.  The experienced trainers at Willow Creek have trained thousands of dogs and have earned over 60 Master Hunter titles.  Additionally, Willow Creek also breeds quality German Shorthaired Pointers that make excellent family hunting companions. 

Willow Creek is constantly seeking ways to incorporate a more positive approach to training dogs, utilizing both researched methods and innovative experimenting. The professional trainers eagerly share ways to help anyone who is wishing to develop their dog of a lifetime.

Our Mission

To provide dog training assistance utilizing innovative and positive methods

To breed Versatile German Shorthaired Pointers, that exel on land and water and do well as family hunting companions

Our Vision

We want to provide the very best value for dogs and their people. Through a constant search for talented German Shorthairs, the most efficient dog training methods, and the intensive management of our fields and water, we provide a quality experience for you and your dog.

Our Values

Positive Reinforcement