Team Wild Wings was born from an immense passion for Waterfowl and Labrador retrievers. It was founded on a concept of bringing people together that share the passion for waterfowl hunting together as a family. This foundation grew into our mission today of creating a better relationship between dogs and their handlers, thus creating a “Team”. These teams head out to the field to enjoy the love for water fowling that brings us all together as a hunting community.
Cody Bellanger - Founder/CEO/Head Trainer
Cody started Team Wild Wings in 1998 as a 13-year-old boy with a passion for Labradors and Waterfowl. He trained gundogs all through high school and into college. Upon graduating the University of New Orleans with a Business Management Degree in 2008, he pursued training dogs full time as a career. In 2012, dog training got put on the back burner and he took a position as an Analyst with an accounting firm in the city of New Orleans. During the next 3 years, he worked in accounting and trained dogs in the evenings and weekends. In 2015, he decided to go back to his passion and started training once again full time. This time, he was going to expand into not only gundogs but service dogs as well. In the summer of 2016, Cody attended Bergin University of Canine Studies to get his certification in Service Dog training. This knowledge has allowed him to develop the breeding and training program that is being used today at Team Wild Wings. Cody heads all accounting, marketing, financial, and business needs of Team Wild Wings. He is also the Head Gundog Trainer and Service Dog Trainer and the founder of a Not for Profit called “Southern Diabetic Retrievers” that helps children with Type 1 diabetes get Diabetic alert dogs .
Ronda Bellanger - Breeding/Puppy Program Director
Ronda has been involved with Team Wild Wings from the beginning. Being the mother of Cody she has followed and assisted him in the growth of this business from the ground up. She now manages the puppy development program as well as the breeding stock. She whelps all of the litters in her home to ensure they receive the best care from the start.
Kaylyn Stravinsky - Vet Care/Assistant Trainer
Kaylyn joined the Team in the summer of 2016 as a puppy trainer and assistant trainer. She is also in charge of working with Acadian West Animal Clinic to ensure that our four legged Team members are well taken care of .