About Us

A ​life long love of  animals and being outdoors led to the dream realized today as Sundance Retrievers. Inspired by the Sawtelle dogs, the mission of Sundance Retrievers focuses on working with young retrievers to fulfill their genetic possibilities and making them the best version of themselves. 

Sheryl Sundean
​Lead trainer / Partner 

When not teaching young dogs and clients , I thoroughly enjoy guiding with my own hunting team at local upland and waterfowl preserves.

​During the evening , you’ll usually find me reading  a sci-fi / fantasy novel, with a cup of tea and listening to classical music.
On the weekends I go horseback riding whenever possible. As an explorer at heart, I truly enjoy spending time in the small towns I encounter while delivering dogs to their new homes.

Scott Sundean 
​General Manager / Partner 

When not involved with numerous day to day projects and grounds maintence, you’ll find Scott tending to and enjoying his Purple Martins. 

Dave Sundean 
Youth Canine Specialist , Groundskeeper and Trapper

When Dave isn’t playing with puppies or helping train dogs, you can usually find him on his four wheeler or checking his trap line. He also enjoys fishing and cooking over the campfire.

Meet the Sundance Retrievers training team:

Cora 
​Advanced Companion Trainer

Maddy 
​Companion Trainer 

   Laurie 
   Office Manager and Puppy Cuddles

Rachael 
Shed Dog and Companion Trainer

Our weekend and evening staff is made up of a dedicated team of young adults. They specialize in puppy adventures and field trips to their homes or into town.