TESTIMONIALS

"An experienced gun dog trainer, Josh is a student of a retriever's many uses in the field, and understands in the development of a fully trained animal the importance of establishing a solid foundation of obedience and field fundamentals. Importantly as well, Josh realizes that training a dog's owner can be as important as training a dog, and he is dedicated to helping the two work together to become effective in the field — while also having a lot of fun — whether hunting ducks, pheasants, geese or other game."

Dennis Anderson
Outdoors Columnist and Editor, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Owner BritishLabradors.com


"Josh is a professional, hardworking, enthusiastic, dependable, and honest gun dog trainer. I highly recommend him to all of Britishlabradors.com clients."

Janice Anderson
Owner BritishLabradors.com


"I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for all of your work with Griz. From the first time I spoke to you, I knew you were the person to bring out the best in him. You spent the time to prep me on what to expect before I even dropped him off for training. Then you kept me updated with calls, pictures, videos and emails on his progress. On pickup day you again spent the time to show me what he has learned and how I can continue his training. These actions show that you really care about his success. Even though he has only gone through the puppy class we have seen a remarkable change in his confidence and actions. I could not be happier!

I look forward to his next round of training."

Pete Cyganiak


"River Stone Kennels has helped Max and I out tremendously. I trust Josh Miller's training techniques on Max because of his dedication and loyalty to the dogs. When I first received Max as a pup I just imagined a good hunting dog. After training with Josh at River Stone Kennels, he was able to trigger instincts similar to a champion bird hunting dog. I am beyond pleased with the performance with Max and can't wait for bird season to near. A huge thanks to Josh Miller and River Stone Kennels for giving Max the opportunity to shine."

Dustin Handevidt


"I sent Kimber to River Stone Kennels in late spring of 2012 for some advanced training. I could not be happier with the results. Kimber went to Josh after her first full season of hunting because I wanted her to meet her potential. It turns out I had underestimated her potential, as the dog I got back completely exceeded my expectations."

One of the things that impressed me is Josh would give me weekly updates on the progress he was seeing from Kimber and encouraged me to come see the progress at the halfway point of the training period. It was not only good for the dog, but also very important for me to see the progress and learn the commands that Josh had introduced to Kimber.

I would have to say the thing that was the most impressive was when there was a concern about the progress, Josh was not afraid to call and ask what I thought was going on with Kimber's mental state. Who better to ask then the person that owns the dog? One the biggest things that separates River Stone Kennels from other training facilities that I'd spoken to is Josh's ability and willingness to learn from the dog's owner what the dog needs. Kimber is a dog that has to feel like she's your best friend. Josh was willing to give her a couple of days off just to hang out with him in the yard and do various things around the place, after that she was back on track.

Needless to say I am very happy with the service I received and the way Josh and Whitney treated Kimber like she was one of their own dogs. I will be a repeat client to River Stone Kennels in the very near future as we are already looking for the next "curly dog" to add to our family!"

T.J. and Lori Greer


"Josh Miller, the owner of River Stone Kennels, trained my black lab in her first 18 months. I have subsequently brought her back for checkups. Bottom line, she is a terrific grouse and pheasant hunter. I have maintained the hand commands Josh taught my lab and I could not have asked for more in terms of a professional approach to a hunting dog.

Josh is kind, thoughtful and very sensitive to a dog's behavior. Not only is my lab a terrific hunter, she is a great companion and of course, my best friend.

Whether you hunt with your dog or just need more a sense of control with your dog, Josh will provide the training and insight to achieve those goals."

Mike Stinson

"From the first time I spoke to you, I knew you were the person to bring out the best in him. You kept me updated with calls, pictures, videos and emails on his progress. These actions show that you really care about his success. Even though he has only gone through the puppy class we have seen a remarkable change in his confidence and actions. I could not be happier! I look forward to his next round of training."

Pete Cyganiak