Posted on: February 14th, 2015 by

WASSOOKEAG RETRIEVERS in Dixmont, Maine has offered professional custom retriever training programs with an unsurpassed level of care and service for the past 20 years.  Beginning in 2018, we will no longer be offering our training programs so that we can devote our time and passion of retriever training and hunting to our own dogs.

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.  While we will no longer be boarding and training professionally, we will be returning to the roots of Wassookeag, living on the lake and enjoying our favorite hobbies of hunting, training, showing and performance sports with our dogs.


Below is general information of the training programs that we have offered since 1997.


The focus of our programs:
– 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 classes are six weeks long, fun, informative and perfect for getting your Retriever Puppy or Young Dog started on his retrieving skills under professional guidance. These classes were always designed around the participants with a focus on beginner and intermediate level retrieving skills on land and water to prepare for next hunting season or AKC hunt testing.

Whether your goal is to have a proficient duck hunting companion, hunt test dog or obedient family pet, Wassookeag Retrievers of ME will be happy to work with you.
We will evaluate your retriever free of charge and then design a custom program based on his individual temperament and your personal goals.