The Wildrose Way

Wildrose specializes in producing classic British Labrador hunting and adventure companions… The Gentleman’s Gundog.. .a dog of duality prepared to go anywhere, any time for any type of wingshooting or outside adventure. These are dogs that truly complement the families’ sporting lifestyle.

The Wildrose training processes are designed to create a positive, productive relationship between the gundog and the handler by establishing clear expectations for the retriever’s calm behavior and performance, as well as, a strong bond between the two. Our balanced methods utilize positive habit formation to entrench essential behaviors such as ease of handle, gamefinding ability and compatibility.

Offered Programs

For more information on any of the following, please contact us at 919-500-8797.


  • Waterfowl
  • Upland
  • Game Recovery/Shed Hunting
  • Obedience
  • Adventure Dog


  • Waterfowl
  • Upland
  • Game Recovery/Shed Hunting
  • Therapy dog

Man and dog on road

Training Events

Throughout the year, Wildrose conducts hands-on retriever training, handlers’ workshops and numerous sporting life experiences. These highly interactive workshops and events are designed to enhance the participants’ abilities and relationships with their sporting dogs for wingshooting, destination travel and adventure.

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Dog retrieving in water

Training News

Sign up to receive our complimentary online magazine, The Wildrose Journal dedicated to the shooting sportsman, adventure enthusiasts and those who embrace a passion for sporting dogs. You can view training videos by following the link below.

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Short-Term Training for Sporting Dogs

Wildrose employs a unique daily exercise regimen (SEA System), developed by our own trainers and the health-care professionals at Purina, designed to address the special needs of sporting dogs.

SEA System

  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Agility

The SEA System is unique focusing on balanced conditioning for a dog’s mental stimulus, body conditioning and confidence enhancement as well as refinement of other important, essential obedience behaviors.