Philosophy

Philosophy Northern Storm Retrievers

“I truly enjoy teaching these incredibly talented retrievers and watching them progress into being the best they can be. Taking a young dog from basics through transition is what drives me, and why I am truly passionate about working with young retrievers! Whether your goal is to have a well-trained retriever for hunting upland game and waterfowl, or aspirations of running field trials, we can help you realize the potential in your retriever.”
Clint Weitzel

Our Retriever training philosophy is designed to encourage well-behaved, stylish, competent field trial and hunting dogs.  We strongly believe in training using attrition.  Each dog is trained as an individual because all dogs are a little bit different and require different approaches to bring out the best in them.  We encourage owners to be active with their dogs progress and are welcomed during training.