GET TO KNOW US
I started Northwoods Training Kennel LLC in 2013 working for another kennel as an apprentice. I hated college and was "lost". I went to work learning to train dogs and the rest is a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and callused hands.
I started out with British Labradors when I purchased my first two males early on in my career and really fell in love with the traits, mannerisms, and history of the lines.
Through training various breeds, working with people from all over the states, lots of trial and error, and always a thirst for more knowledge I've created my own program that is flexible to the dog. Learning never stops, everyday a new challenge is met.
Thanks to the help of my grandparents believing in my dream and faith that I would succeed, I remodeled a dairy barn (still a work in progress) into a functional kennel with heat, cleaning system, and training space.
OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH BSK
In 2018 we partnered with Bob Schaaf and Badger State Kennel LLC. I was working on my breeding program and Bob showed interest in partnering after receiving his first two British Labradors through me. Since then, he has helped us expand on our selection of young dogs to choose from to use as breeding prospects in the future. Bob shares the passion for the dogs as well as the standards of what not only a true British Labrador is but also what a well mannered sound minded dog should be to be enjoyed by family's and competitors for years to come.
Bob is an important member of the NTK/BSK team and we are thankful for his partnership. While he is more of silent partner, he remains a critical part of what makes this place work.