Customer Testimonials

Slider, a trained black labrador purchased from Northern Plains Retrievers, on a hunt

"Hi Wade, Hope all is well for you and your family.  My son and I and friends had another great season with Slider.  He still finds ways to impress, he is now the dog of choice at the pheasant preserve where I guide.  His waterfowl retrieving was great, we didn't lose a duck or goose that was downed in thick cattails this season!  Thanks again."
     Curt Y. - Effie, MN

"Had to let you know I was in Kimball, SD pheasant hunting for the first time ever and brought Nova.  We had 5 other labs 3 years plus and 12 guys, and she had retrieve after retrieve and even went on point and caught a rooster.  Everyone couldn't believe how well she did for 7 moths old.  I am shocked every day with her.  She is so calm, listens so well and just an all around amazing dog.  Thanks again Wade."
     Ryan S. - Superior, WI

Neil, a labrador retriever trained at Northern Plains Retrievers, after a day of duck hunting

"Bo loves the snow, has been through obedience training, and will be ready for his first junior hunt test in the spring.  His desire and trainability have been second to none, can't wait to see him perform in the tests!  He is so mild for 7 months, people can't believe it, loves people and he and our little girl are inseparable.  She can even make him here, heel, sit and stay.  If all goes right I hope she can handle him in his junior test!  I'm pretty sure he could pass that tomorrow if I could get him to one."  Mike H. - Dover-Foxcroft, ME

"Wade - Just wanted to touch base to let you know how Neala is doing.  We have had a busy fall so far with about 8 days of grouse hunting and some duck hunting.  Neala has made some nice fluches and retrieves on grouse.  She stays fairly close, obeys commands and retrieves to hand.  Today, I had one of the best duck hunting days I can remember.  Just Neala and I in the slough (Sunday morning sunrise service at Two Island Lodge), got 3 teal and 3 widgeons and Neala retrieved them all from the boat with 2 double retrieves, including a cripple in the rushes." 
     BobH. - Spicer, MN

"Jessie is doing great and starting to settle into being totally spoiled.  She is a very loving dog and minds very well.  We've hunted in central Washington and ... so far we have shot 10 quail, 3 Eurasian collared doves, and one drake mallard.  She's retrieved every bird to heel/hand and made quite the retrieve on the mallard when it landed across a small river in cattails."  
     Terry T. - Eatonville, WA

"Hi Wade,  Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate Bella.  The training you did with her was amazing.  She's much more behaved around the house and hunting last weekend, she was like a 5 year veteran.  She ended up with 10 ducks in two days of hunting.  8 water retrieves and two retrieves in heavy swamp grass that she sniffed out.  Couldn't ask for more.  We are blessed. 
     Alan S. - Bloomington, MN

"Brylee had a guided goose hunt this morning and did amazing!  She will start guiding pheasant hunts at the end of the month.  She has been so great! 
     Matt Z. - Holy Oak, CO

"Wade and Julie were nothing short of amazing to work with.  Communication is huge when it comes to choosing a dog that'll become part of your family and they were absolutely great with that.... I truly believe that thanks to them, I have a superior lab that will be sure to impress.  Their kennel is clean and tidy, I can tell they really enjoy what they do.  I would recommend anyone looking to start off on the right track to higly consider getting a puppy from Northern Plains Retrievers." 
     Robby S. - Bismarck, ND

"Can't wait to get another perfect pup!  We are so thrilled with our Oakley, friendliest dog I've ever owned/been around.  We will definel be getting another lab from Northern Plains Retrievers in the future!" 
     Danielle B. - Superior, WI

"Thanks again Wade for all the work you and your family have put into Murphy.  He has come a long way.  I really enjoyed working with him today and can't wait to see him when he is completely done with the Started Training."
     Erik H. - Fargo, ND