Bridget Bodine

Manager, DeCoverly Kennels
Episode 12 – Season 1

After an early work life of commercial fishing on the east coast, Bridget has had a lifelong career with animals. She started working with Hunter / Jumper horses working for notables such as Tiffany Teeter (Traurig) and Harry Duce, in Bucks County, PA. 

Her 25-year career in dogs started when she started worked with top professional show dog handlers Greg and Kim Strong. Bridget started as a show assistant and quickly moved to obedience training and then to kennel manager. After several years with Greg and Kim, Bridget chose to apprentice with Mary Williams at High Tide Kennels to learn more about retriever and gundog training. 

From 2001 to 2008 Bridget worked with DeCoverly as Kennel Manager and Trainer. During this time she also apprenticed in the DeCoverly breeding program. She left DeCoverly for two years to pursue working with retrievers on the Eastern Shore at Delmar Waterfowl. 

Today, Bridget is now back at DeCoverly running the kennel, managing the English Setter breeding program, and overseeing all of the training programs DeCoverly offers. Bridget also teaches retriever training classes in addition to training retrievers for the AKC hunt test program.

In Bridget’s spare time, she breeds Labradors and participates in AKC Retriever Hunt Tests. She has titled numerous dogs through the Master level and will have two dogs running in the 2019 Master National in South Carolina.

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