Wetland Retrievers is the home of working obedience, hunting and hunt test Retrievers. We are situated on twelve acres with a nice waterfowl pond just southeast of Woodstock, Illinois. We also have access to an adjacent 50 acres with another pond.
This acreage is a State of Illinois designated Dog Training Area. This means that gunshot and live birds can be made available all year round.
Both waterfowl and upland training can be provided. Instruction is offered as private lessons, class sessions and board and train situations. We also offer boarding, breeding services, sales of puppies (when available), and from time to time trained dogs.
Beginner and advanced classes stress obedience for the hunting retriever, marking, distance and memory. The young retriever will be introduced to walk ups and sit to flushes to produce a non-slip retriever. Lining drills are also established at this level.
Puppy classes will introduce your pup to varied hunting situations. This includes an introduction to birds, gunshot, varied terrain, water, upland quartering and beginning control for the field and duck blind.
Intermediate classes provide instruction in multiple marking skills and blind retrieves. Work is done on honoring with additional training on swim by's and other finesse points for the hunting retriever.