Dakota is Rody & Kristin's oldest son. He has learned the "Best" way of training dogs and is responsible for "Tune-Up" Training Sessions in the summers. Dakota is also part of the property maintenance team and does a great job in keeping our facilities top notch.
Taylor joined Best Retrievers in the winter of 2017. She started out as kennel care and quickly moved to a training position. She is now our basic obedience and puppy imprinting trainer. She also helps clean and take care of the kennels. She is the newest trainer to join BR, but it doesn't show! She comes from a hunting household and loves working dogs to achieve their fullest potential.
is an owner and head of the administrative side of the business. She is responsible for teaching the formal fetch phase of the Gundog program, and also runs the BR Whelping Service and raises the litters. This includes delivering puppies, raising them, and finding the perfect home for each and every one.
Drake is Rody & Kristin's youngest son. He is very active with all dogs and is a part time/full time kennel tech when he is not in school, playing baseball, his hobbies are learning to play the guitar and piano.
Victoria joined Best Retrievers in the fall of 2016. She graduated from Starmark Dog Academy in 2015 and became a trainer. Her focus here at BR is Gundog and Advanced Gundog. Sometimes you will find her training puppies! Her love for dogs, the outdoors and people brought her to Best Retrievers!
Best Retrievers Crew
We couldn't be who we are without each and everyone of them!
Luke joined our team in the summer of 2014 and specializes in Advanced Gundog Training and the loves to play the Competition Game. He works hard and it shows! He is an avid hunter and fisherman. Luke grew up training dogs with his dad. He bought his lab "Colt" in college and the rest is history!
is an owner of Best Retrievers and Head Field Trainer. He is responsible for the field work portion of the training. Rody deals primarily with the competitive dogs and advanced training. He has over 20 years of professional training experience.
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Rody & Kristin Best
Ashley has worked for Best Retrievers since the Fall of 2016. She is our graphic designer and helps coordinate our events, edits our website, as well as designs our stud and breeding announcements!
Tyler is the Best Retrievers' Property Manager. He is the one that maintains the property, the equipment. He does what ever need to be done. He is glue that helps hold it all together. Tyler has been with Best Retrievers since the Winter of 2015.
Carly is Best Retrievers Office Manager and an amazing addition to the BR Team in October 2017! Carly is the voice of the company, she manages the Gingr database for our clients, answers the phones and emails, completes reservations, aids in the whelping process, does the billing and maintains the books. Whenever and wherever we need her, she is ready and willing!
Danny is the newest member of the Team! He started with us during the summer of 2018. Danny is a kennel technician. He works hard making sure the kennel is clean and the dogs are fed! He has a positive fun attitude everyday! We are happy to have him be part of our team!
Dylan is Rody & Kristin's second son, and is a part-time kennel tech for Best Retrievers. He loves to hunt! Pictured here is Best Roux Got A Clue and Dylan after a duck hunt in January 2017.
Trey joined Best Retrievers in the Spring of 2016. He graduated from Starmark Dog Academy in 2015. Fun Fact about Trey: He worked in Alaska with sled dogs for 2 years before he went to StarMark. His focus here at BR is building a solid foundation for every Gundog and taking them through the Junior level. Trey's goal is to set the foundation for every dog to reach their full potential.
Paige has worked for BR part-time for 5 years. She started full time in the Summer 2018. Paige is the Asst. Office Manager, She is in charge of managing the Best Retrievers Retail and Online shop, she also manages vet records and vet visits, helps whelp and socialize puppies, and run errands. She is a tremendous help to Carly, Kristin, and the rest of the BR Team.