The great advantage to buying a trained dog is that you get to see exactly how well the dog can hunt, how obedient it is, and it's disposition towards people, before you buy it.  You know exactly what you're getting, no surprises.  We feel that you should be able to take a Started dog out hunting and expect it to do a good job for you right from the start, and we train them with that expectation in mind.

The Started dogs that we offer for sale are dogs that we have raised from puppies.  These dogs have been through the training we use for our Started Training Program, including:

- early socialization
- on and off-leash obedience
- introduction to birds, the gun, and water
- force fetch
- collar conditioning
- steadiness training
- many land marks
- many water marks
- upland work on quartering, flushing, and retrieving


We will have several Started Dogs ready for the 2019 hunting season. Keep an eye on this page for updates!


Opening Day 2011 - five man Stottler family limit.   All retrieves by HRCH Train MH!

Northern Plains Retrievers - Our Dogs Hunt!!

Northern Plains Retrievers - Our Dogs Hunt!!