January 5, 2020

Field Trial training for any sporting breed of dog is diffidently tough and challenging, but retriever field trial training could be the very most challenging thing that anyone can do. WE believe that to be successful in retriever field trials that it starts with amazi...

August 26, 2016

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – Music City Hunting Retriever Club in Nashville is a club conceived by hunters for hunters.

This weekend, the club will host over 700 dogs and trainers from all over the country for what is known as a hunt test.

Kim Smith has been in the hunting and...

March 10, 2016

If you're like most people that have a duck dog or retriever you have probably heard about Collar Conditioning. But what is Collar Conditioning? Well Collar Conditioning is the reinforcement of a command the dog already knows, like "Sit" or "Stay". Collar Conditioning...

March 2, 2016



If your like most people you probably wonder how a dog learns to handle or cast in a direction that the trainer gives the dog. Well it starts with a drill called baseball. At the end of this post will be a video on the beginnings of the baseball drill. Eventually tha...

February 17, 2016

At Extreme Retriever Kennels we Specailize in retriever training and preparing our dogs for hunt tests. In order to do that the number one KEY to our success in feeding the right nutrition, and that starts with Purina Pro Plan Sport Performance. This helps our client d...

February 1, 2016

I have some many people ask me what the best age to force fetch their retriever is. I'll answer that question shortly but lets address what force fetch is and what that involves. First force fetch has a few commands the dog will learn: Fetch, Hold, and Drop. FETCH mean...

January 15, 2016



When running the Single T Drill the question may arise as to WHY we are running the Single T or how does this benefit in the field or while hunting? The short answer is that is developes the retriever in handling in blind situtations. That means if your hunting and y...

January 7, 2016

Wagon Wheels


Extreme Retriever Kennels uses quite a few lining drills that helps the dog while lining up to mark or for blind retrieves. The very first many ppl probably have heard of and that's the one they start with, know as Wagon Wheel/s. The first set of the wagon...

January 1, 2016

With all the great products out there for training it is hard to choose the best brand. I perfer SportDog Brand e-collars because thats what I started with 6 years ago and I've stayed true to that brand. The first e-collar I purchased was the SportDog Wetland Hunter 42...

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