Lakeside Kennels

Let us train you your best dog for the Field, the Home, or the Hunt

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About Us

Joe Steen

Joe Steen

Owner and Head Trainer at Lakeside Kennels

Joe has been training dogs since he was 14, and has an intense desire to provide people with the best dog imaginable. Training and running AKC/UKC hunt tests, building gun dogs, and supporting the obedience needs of families is his passion and calling. Running both AKC and UKC Hunt Tests, Joe focuses most his time on AKC Hunt Tests.

Jessica Steen

Jessica Steen

Obedience / Young Gun Dog Trainer

Jess focuses on daily obedience training while building a relationship with each dog through communication, instruction & play. Jess also trains the young gun dogs with daily yard work, prepping them for field training with Joe as they progress through the program. Jess also loves to photograph the dogs doing what they love best – working!



  • Obedience Training

  • $750 monthly
  • All age dogs over 20 lbs mature weight
  • 4-week minimum
  • In-depth basic commands
  • Owner training sessions
  • Free DVD to support ongoing refining
  • Intermediate Obedience

  • $750 monthly
  • Duration: 4 Weeks following general obedience
  • E-Collar Conditioning
  • We teach both dog and owner
  • 2-3 mini sessions with owners
  • Learn how and when to correct
  • Distance recall 50-200 yards
  • Have your dog give correct responses even when excited
  • Puppy Head Start

  • $650 monthly
  • For Gun Dogs 4-6 months of age who want the right start
  • In-depth basic commands
  • Introduction to gunfire, birds, water
  • Puppies are put in hunting scenarios
  • We build retrieving desire
  • This moves into the Gun Dog Program
  • Gun Dog

  • $750 monthly
  • This program is for all levels
  • Starts with force fetch
  • Blind retrieves with handling
  • Hunting Scenarios with real birds
  • Exposure to boats and decoys
  • We build the ability to mark
  • Singles, Doubles, Triples
  • We expose them to all types of terrain
  • Competition Gun Dog

  • $850 monthly
  • Program modified up to meet your desires
  • AKC/UKC Hunt Tests
  • AKC Derbys and Qualifiers
  • Super Retriever Series
  • Call Joe for specifics
  • Breeding and Whelping

  • Contact for pricing
  • Custom whelping facility
  • We whelp on the lake
  • We take care of shots, deworming, dew claws, and genetic tests
  • Proper socialization
  • We'll build an introduction course based on your needs
  • Intro to water, birds, gunfire, retrieving, and more
  • Boarding

  • $25 per night
  • Weekly Rate: $150
  • We air all dogs 2-3 times a day
  • We provide a fun happy environment
  • We socialize all dogs daily

Military, Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters

Receive 10% off at all times, on all training programs and boarding

Ask about our referral program


The trainers were extremely knowledgeable and the facilities are top notch.

Joe Amato

Amazing group of people that really care about your dog. They have taken our puppy and made her a superstar.

Ashlee Bryant

Joe and Team are amazing. They are extremely talented and true professionals!

Joanne Fasnacht

My family and I were blown away at how much obedience our Lab gained!

Ashley Sorrow

They are professional and treat every dog like it is their own. Always felt good leaving my dog there. Best - hands down.

Austin Royal, DU Chapter President

If you're on the fence of having your dog trained or where to go, your prayers have been answered, this is the place to go!!

Maranda Sox

It was obvious that Joe is dedicated to his work and knows what he is doing because he even teaches the owners how to train with the pet at home.

Taylor Phillips

We owners are all trained up takes both the dog and the owner to receive training to make it all work. Thank you for a job well done!













Contact Us

3277 Counts Sausage Road, Prosperity, SC 29127
(503) 608-8303