Retriever Training

At Northern Plains Retrievers our goal is to bring out your dog's natural hunting and retriever instincts, while at the same time instilling the obedience component that will make sure it's under control and willing to work with you as a team.  Developing a positive attitude toward training, along with plenty of birds and marks, will be the key to developing your dog into a quality retriever you will be proud to take to any duck blind, upland field, or hunt test.


Wade, handling a labrador retriever during a training session.


General Information - for your dog before drop-off date
     - we need a copy of current vaccinations for rabies and dhllp when you drop your dog off for training

     - needs a bordetella shot, (kennel cough)
     - needs to be on a heartworm preventative, bring enough to cover stay
     - needs to be on a flea and tick preventative, bring enough to cover stay

Veterinary Services - costs are the responsibility of owner, plus a $25 transport fee.

Billing - we require payment for the first month when you drop your dog off, subsequent payments will be billed on a monthly basis.  For billing purposes, a month is four weeks.

Private Lessons - $50/Hour, give us a call.

Bird Costs - are for live birds used in training.  We use ducks, pheasants, chukars, and pigeons.  Cost is at market price.