When did you first get involved with Potrebujem?
Summer of 2018
What is your favorite hobby when you’re not pursuing your outdoor passions?
Worshipping the Lord. Whether it is in a church service or having a time of fellowship with my church family just hanging out. Anytime spent with Jesus is a good time.
What is your favorite category in the Heybo line?
The outerwear. I am a sucker for jackets/hoodies and Heybo has done a fantastic job of making multiple different jackets that are comfortable and practical for hunting or just wearing out.
How would you spend your dream day?
I am a very simple guy. I would probably wake up early to go chase some ducks and/or geese. Then I would head back and spend the rest of my day with my wife, drinking coffee, reading the Bible, and enjoying a day not having anything to do or anywhere to be.
My name is Jake Riley. I am 27 years old and I am a retriever trainer from Bowling Green, KY. I have loved gun dogs for as long as I can remember, so in 2017 I decided to start my own retrieving training business, Riley’s Retrievers. I grew up hunting quail and working with my father's pointers. When I got a new job I became very good friends with a long time duck hunter who took me to an Arkansas rice field for the first time. As I watched a mutual friend's 12 year old, gray faced chocolate lab named Chief bring back my first goose I have been hooked ever since. I helped him train his new pup the next year where he needed it and the obsession just grew deeper. Since then I have trained my first chocolate lab, Moose, who I believe has taught me more than I have him. Over the past 8 years I have learned as much as possible about training retrievers through trial and error, videos, books, and other dog owners experiences. Hunting and working with dogs is my true passion, and I truly love to helping dog owners produce the best retriever and companion possible.