Misty Melo has been very fortunate to train and title many Hunt Test and Field Trial dogs throughout the years.

She has titled Hunt Test dogs in all three levels of hunt tests being Junior, Senior, and Master. In regards to Field Trials, she has put multiple dogs on the National Derby list and qualified several for the National Retriever Derby Championship, with two becoming National Finalists. 

In 2016, Misty had the opportunity to run a female test dog at the National Retriever Championship, which is the pinnacle event in the sport. She has also trained and titled several Field Champions and has trained several other dogs that have become Amateur Field Champions with their owners competing with them. Misty has qualified multiple dogs for the 2017, 2018, and 2019 National Retriever Championship and was a National finalist in 2019. 

Several clients who have trained with Misty have qualified and run their dogs in the National Amateur Championship with two becoming finalists. Misty finds these moments her proudest as she truly enjoys training the dogs, but being involved with the clients and helping them succeed in training and competition is very important.

Field Trial

Gun Dog


Competition: In the Field, and On the Track

When she’s not competing, Misty is at the racetrack enjoying another world of competition. As avid race fans, Misty and Marty Melo are proud sponsors of multiple motorsports teams, helping to support the next generation of race car drivers while introducing fans to the world of Field Trial Dog Training.

About PepperJack Kennels

PepperJack Kennels provides exceptional water and land training year round with our main facility in Wisconsin, and spending months in California during the winter months at dedicated training facilities. Our programs focus on all aspects of retriever training from our puppy head start program, basic obedience to gun dog training. Field Trial Training is our most advanced training and program. We specialize in retriever training by keeping a small amount of dogs in our programs at one time. This allows us to focus on the individual needs of each dog and keep them in our family environment.