Do you want well-trained retriever for next hunting season?


Training Help

Readying your pup for the field isn't something that can be accomplished successfully alone. Leatherstocking members help each other reach their training goals.   read more

Training Knowledge

Leatherstocking members have been training, testing and judging their retrievers for many years. Join us and let this wealth of experience help your pup become the best he can be!!


Dan Delawyer, Regional Director

A member of the north American Hunting retriever Association (NAHRA)

Training with the Leatherstocking

group is your answer!!


  • It's the closest thing to hunting you can do in the 'off-season'!
  • The off-season work that really pays dividends in the fall!
  • Really learn what it takes to train a retriever
  • Make new, like-minded friends
  • You help them train and in return they help you

Want to 'do it yourself'? Can't afford a 'Pro'?

News of Note

  • June's Test was a HUGE Success!!

  • 2015 NAHRA Invitational

  • 2015 Training/Test Dates Set 

  • Call for Photos 

  • Training Library - COMING SOON

  • NEW MEMBERS: Take advantage of our Limited Time Offers!!

Our goal is simple:

To Help You Train Your Retriever for the Field


Leatherstocking Hunting RetrieverAssociation is a not-for-Profit retriever training group located in Central New York State. We are a group of retriever owners and although most of us hunt with our dogs we welcome those that just want to learn and earn titles too. We meet frequently throughout the year to  train our dogs, to test our progress and to share information and good times. 

Test Preparation

To prepare for hunt season, the Leatherstocking members test their trained retrievers against the North American Hunting Retriever Standard. read more