Posted on: February 14th, 2015 by

WASSOOKEAG RETRIEVERS is located in beautiful Penobscot County, Maine.  After more than 20 years of full-time training year round and developing our successful, positive, motivational training methods, we are scaling back to make more time for training and working our own retrievers.

In 2018 we sold our property in Dixmont and will no longer be offering our boarding and training programs.

We returned to the roots of Wassookeag Retrievers, moving back to the lake and making more time to enjoy our favorite hobbies of hunting, training, showing and participating in performance sports with our own dogs as well as maybe sneaking in some time for fishing, kayaking, showshoeing and snowmobiling.


Below is general information of the training programs that we have offered from 1997 – 2018.


The focus of our programs included:
– Basic Gun Dog Training
– AKC Hunt Test Training & Handling
– Working Certificate (WC/I/X) Training
– Pre-Season Tune-Ups for Upland and
Waterfowl Hunting
– Day Training Opportunities

* Puppy / Young Dog Head Start
* Force Fetching
* Retriever Training Classes
* Basic Obedience for the Family Pet
* Behavior Modification
* Problem Solving
* Canine Athlete Conditioning
*Antler Tracking

Unique * Specialized * Professional

Classes at WASSOOKEAG were conducted by Dave Robichaud – an avid waterfowler and Professional Retriever Trainer. The Robichauds have earned well over 100 Hunt Test and Obedience titles on Retrievers since 1991. Our unique six week long classes were kept  fun, informative and perfect for getting Retriever Puppies and Young Dogs started on their retrieving skills under professional guidance.

We designed our classes around the participants with a focus on beginner and intermediate level retrieving skills on land and water to prepare for the next hunting season or AKC hunt testing.

WASSOOKEAG RETRIEVERS enjoyed giving back to the retriever community that was so good to us by donating use of our Dicmont property for monthly training days, hunt tests and other events of the Penobscot Hunting Retriever Club.  These functions were always open to the public with a focus of getting new folks involved with the sport of Retriever Training.