Oakridge Kennels​​
Pet Boarding & Retriever Training​
 Pet Boarding
​​Our boarding facility, completed in 2004, offer climate controlled runs 4x6 inside runs, 4x8 outside runs with Kuranda dog beds in each run. We have a 60x80 fenced in outside exercise yard for dogs to run and play in supervised fashion. Nature walks and extra playtimes are available for an additional fee. 

 Special diets or medications that are provided by the client are given at no additional charge. Sunday afternoon pick up is also available at no additional charge.​ 
  - $29.00 per night
  - $20.00 for additional pet in the same run
  - Other multiple pet rates are available

  - Baths: $25.00
  - Nature Walks:  $5.00
  - Extra Playtimes: $5.00

Retriever Training

       We specialize in retrieving breeds and train gun dogs for the serious waterfowl and upland bird hunter. Terry Price, has over 25 years of experience working with dogs and is an avid outdoorsman and hunter. Along with our facilities and on site training grounds, we have access to over 2,000 acres of private training areas in North Carolina, and we have access to over 400 acres in Upstate New York.

       Our training program is available to all levels and life stages of retrievers. We offer Puppy Head Start Program, Basic through Advanced gun dog training, AKC Junior, Senior and Master level skills that any hunter would be proud to own. We also participate in the AKC Master National retriever event.
Meet the Trainer, Terry Price 

       A native North Carolinian, Terry has grown up around hunting and the outdoors since childhood. As a mechanical engineer by trade, he has worked with and designed products for biomedical, fire service, and industrial markets, and has specialized in products for the military, law enforcement, SWAT teams, and NBC protection.

       Terry is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys both waterfowl and big game hunting. He has over 25 years of dog experience and has focused on retrievers for the past 20 years. He began accepting retrievers from clients in 1994, training them as gun dogs and hunt test competitors.

       Terry is the only trainer in North Carolina that has competed in all three major hunt test organizations (AKC, UKC, and NAHRA) and has successfully titled multiple dogs in all three programs and has qualified dogs for the AKC Master National and the HRC Grand.


We understand now more than ever the demands of the work place and family activities. Many would like to breed their retriever, but feel they do not have the time and resources to breed and raise a litter of pups. If you have Field Trial or Hunt Test competitive clients or friends in need of whelping services, we are here to assist in that endeavor. 

With over 25 years of experience in the retriever training, hunt test and boarding business we have the knowledge, facilities, and means to whelp and care for your litter of gun dog and/or competitive retrievers. Angela devotes much of her time to our puppy program and this portion of our retriever services. She works closely with Forrest Faulkner, DVM of Faulkner Animal Hospital to provide the utmost in care for both mom and pups. 

Oakridge Kennels will be responsible for the whelping and raising of the litter; from birth to 8 weeks; including vaccinations, dew claw removal, worming, socialization, and intro to retrieving, swimming, and birds. We will also advertise the litter and assist in placing each pup in a safe and happy home. 

Custom whelping includes:

-Care of your pregnant female for two weeks prior to scheduled whelp date of the puppies.
-Administration of any drugs or supplements during the time of the female’s stay. The actual drugs or supplements are supplied by the owner’s veterinarian.
-Whelping the pups. If complications arise and trips to the vet are necessary, the female’s owner pays for the vet services. Any drugs used in the whelping process are to be provided by or paid for by the owner.
-Trip to vet at three to five days for puppy dew claw removal, initial health screening of each pup and a routine checkup for the new mom by the veterinarian. These vet costs are the responsibility of the owner.
-Administration of de-worming and de-protozoa medicines. Some of the medicines we use keep the pups free from parasites throughout the time they are here. The cost of these medicines are paid by the owner.
-Staying at Oakridge Kennels until they are eight weeks of age.
-During those eight weeks, pups are well socialized, puppies introduced to retrieving, swimming and chasing live birds. 
-Marketing to help you sell the pups.