Elk River kennels offers professional training for upland hunting and waterfowling dogs. We train retrieving, flushing and the pointing breeds. The training your dog receives is based upon your dogs personality, it is individualized to meet you and your dogs specific needs.

We require 50% deposit when you check your dog in for training. The balance needs to be paid when you check your dog out of training. There is an additional charge for live birds used exclusively for your dog. See the training page for pricing information.

Boarding is available for most breeds of dogs. Our facility has large indoor heated and air conditioned kennels, to keep your pet comfortable. We also have a large fenced exercise yard that allows your pet plenty of opportunity to run and play getting the exercise they require during their stay with us. Long and short term boarding is available.

Training and Boarding

Rates will be increasing starting January 1, 2024.
We often fill up, call or email today to reserve your space.
Call Jeff: 1-763-263-6200
Email Jeff: jfflt@aol.com

The Facilities

Elk River Kennels is located about 40 miles Northwest of downtown Minneapolis in Elk

River, MN. We have 40 acres of groomed training grounds with 5 training ponds, and cover for upland training. The ponds were built with dog training in mind and offer a variety of technical training aspects from teaching swim-by to repeated land and water entries

Elk River Kennels fields and ponds photo
At Elk River Kennels the grounds are groomed for bird dog training with a variety of upland cover and ponds. All with one purpose in mind, to train your dog to be its best.