A little about us.......
Windy Ridge Farm is situationed in beautiful Northern Michigan near Cadillac and about 45 minutes south of Traverse City Michigan. We are a smaller training facility where the focus is on daily attention and a lot of time working with the dog.
We have 10 acres with a beginners bird field, woods and open play area. Across the road is access to 150+ acres of grass fields and a pond on private land for training, and that property is on the edge of the Manistee National Forest.
Owned by Sandra Misaras, she has trained dogs for 35+ years, starting with her first puppy in 1976. Her love of dogs brought her here today, helping others to train and enjoy their dogs as much as she enjoys her special dogs.
While we do quite a bit of bird hunting with our dogs, we enjoy all aspects of dog sports, and love seeing the dogs strengths and abilities in whatever they are bred to do with their families.
I was raised with dogs, had dogs all over the neighborhood, and have a few bite marks to prove it! We had Dachshunds and German Shorthaired Pointers.
Guess you could say I was raised in a kennel. They were a big part of our lives, but there were struggles too…… a wandering Romeo, a dog that loved to run, and sadly, a death by car that didn’t need to happen.
As an adult, I had several dogs, and made my mistakes. Even after an obedience class or two. Pot roasts off the counter, a torn-up car seat, carpet, and housebreaking challenges. I learned a lot. But loved them all! Even with their faults, they love us,