Jeff always loved dogs but never imagined making a career out of it. He had a successful career in law enforcement with the Muskego Police Department before an injury in the line of duty ended his career. Looking for a new path after his injury, Jeff turned to his constant companion, Candlewoods Lily Belle, a chocolate lab he had received as a gift in 1998, and decided to develop a formal breeding program. The breeding program took off, and eventually inspired Jeff to develop a television show around the dogs. Jeff loves working over his dogs both on upland and waterfowl hunts, and has incorporated his love of dogs into deer hunting by training them to shed hunt. When not traveling and hunting on the show, Jeff oversees his breeding program, Soggy Acres Retrievers, trains dogs, food plots at his northern Wisconsin property, and spends time with wife Kate and his three boys.