Ashley is a graphic designer and event planner for Best Retrievers. She coordinates our events and edits our website as well! If we ever need any artwork done or an event planned we know who to call! Ashley has been with Best Retrievers officially since the Fall of 2016.


Meet The Team

Trey joined Best Retrievers in the winter of 2016.  His focus is on training gun dogs and basic obedience. Trey's goal is to set the foundation for every dog to reach their full potential.

Drake is Rody & Kristin's youngest of three sons. He is very active with all dogs and is a part time kennel tech when he is not in school, playing football, baseball, or training for triathlons with Trey.

Victoria "Vic" joined Best Retrievers in the fall of 2016.  She graduated from Starmark Academy in 2015 and became a trainer. Her love for dogs, the outdoors and people brought her to Best Retrievers! Her training focuses on advanced gun dog and gun dog training. We are thrilled to have her be a part of our team.


Luke joined our team in the summer of 2014 and  specializes in Advanced Training and the Competition Game. He is an Avid  hunter and outdoors man. Luke grew up training dogs with his dad. He bought his own lab a few years ago and has trained him through a Master Title. He is definitely passionate about his dogs.




Tyler is Best Retrievers' Property Manager. Pictured here is Tyler with his Lab from a Best Retrievers' breeding, Rage "The Machine." Tyler has been with Best Retrievers since the Summer of 2015.

Dakota is Rody & Kristin's oldest son. He has learned the "Best" way of training dogs and is responsible for "Tune-Up" Training Sessions. Dakota is also part of the property maintenance team and does wonders in keeping our facilities top notch.

Taylor is the newest addition to our team at Best Retrievers! She is an Assistant Foundation Trainer working with basic obedience training and puppies. She comes from a hunting household and loves working the dogs.

Carly is an amazing addition to the Best Retrievers’ Team! She documents all veterinary visits, manages the Gingr database for our clients, completes reservations, aids in the whelping process, and so much more. Whenever and wherever we need Carly, she is ready and willing. We do not know what we would do without her!

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.


​Kristin Best is an owner and head of the administrative side of the business. She is responsible for billing and scheduling, as well as Best Retrievers' Whelping Services. This includes delivering puppies, raising them, and finding the perfect home for each and every one. 

Paige is working part-time this summer (2018). She is a tremendous help to Carly, Kristin, and the rest of the Best Retrievers' Team. We are so lucky to have snagged Paige to work for us in Paige this summer.


Rody Best 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.


Best Retrievers

194 Stockade Ranch Road Paige, TX 78659

Rody & Kristin Best

(512) 409-8222