I would not buy or train a lab with anyone else.

After saying good-bye to our Chocolate Lab of 13 years, I didn’t think that we would be in the mindset for a new lab anytime soon. A good friend of mine recommend that I talk with Jessie about one of her “started labs” and the differences between that and a puppy. Within the first 5 minutes of our conversation, you could feel her passion for dogs and really took to understanding what would work great for our family. After a couple conversations and pictures, we decided to get one of her started labs, a 18 month old black lab named Bear. Jessie and her family were extremely accommodating, Bear was training in South Georgia with Jessie and she worked it out where her parents would drive him back up to Wisconsin. Bear has been everything that she said he was, he is a great family dog and fantastic hunter. My 9 and 7 year old children found a new best friend that has the temperament to put up with all of the hunting, playing, wrestling, and cuddling.

I would highly recommend Jessie and Full Throttle Kennel. I would not buy or train a lab with anyone else.

Jacob Zabkowicz
VP & GM Global RPO
Dog's Name:Bear

Full Throttle Kennels is the place to be.

In my 20 plus years of experience training and competing in Retriever Field Trials at a National level, I have met trainers and have been to kennels all across the country, and in my opinion Full Throttle Kennel is a first class operation. Jessie works tirelessly training and caring for the dogs. The amount of preparation and attention to detail that she puts in to her work are second to none. I’ve witnessed the hard work and care first hand and I’ve seen it pay off not only in the field while hunting, but also in both Hunt Tests and Field Trials. If you are looking for the right place to give your puppy or adult dog the best chance to succeed I recommend Jessie Richards and Full Throttle Kennel.

Ray Voigt
Area Manager - PET - Nestle Purina PetCare

Jessie has a true gift!

Jessie stands behind her training techniques and I have become a believer. She has a true gift and an undeniable talent when it comes to turning a dog into a true waterfowl hunting machine. From their disposition to their attitude in the blind to their perfection in the field, the Full Throttle dogs were always at the top of their game. Jessie’s program is one of great detail and follow through and I truly appreciate how she educates the handlers as much as she does the dogs. She was always available to answer any questions we had during the season whether the questions entailed nutrition all the way down to transporting the dogs. She stands behind her work and the entire Fowl Life team are true believers in her Full Throttle program. There is not a more important aspect to the “perfect” waterfowl hunt and Jessie and the entire Full Throttle team made this past season one for the books.

Chad Belding - Banded Nation
Host of The Fowl Life Television Series

Jessie Richards and her Full Throttle Kennel offer everything I am looking for in a retriever trainer.

Jessie is completely invested in her career and dedicated to fully developing a dog’s innate ability. Jessie has years of training experience and was mentored by some of the top trainers in the field. She consistently works her dogs several times a day and uses a well developed plan to introduce and build upon concepts that are then applied in the field. Jessie is fair. Dogs learn differently and training is modified as necessary until concepts are mastered. Finally, There can be no hesitation where I am leaving my dog. Full Throttle Kennel is maintained to a very high standard and may very well be the best kept facility I have visited. Jessie has trained two of my Labrador retrievers that hunt and run hunt tests and field trials. She is currently training a third. She also has encouraged me to attend training days to gain first-hand experience handling my dogs. I have referred several friends and acquaintances to Jessie and Full Throttle Kennel, all of whom are very pleased, and will continue to do so in the future!

David Snowden - Arkansas

Real Talent

My wife and I met Jessie Richards in Georgia last Spring at a retriever handler/trainer workshop hosted by Mike Lardy. Having been around many pro trainers and “dog people” over the years it was clear to us that Jessie possessed that rare quality – a special way of interacting with her dog- that sets the great dog trainers apart from everyone else. Jessie has a real talent for working with dogs!

Monty Bolis

Highly Recommended

Full Throttle Kennel and Jessie Richards is a “first class” act. Her enthusiasm and knowledge are apparent from the very beginning. Her passion for professional training runs a close second to the “love” she exhibits for the dogs. I highly recommend her to potential clients.

John Hepp

Extremely Satisfied

I am extremely satisfied with the services provided by Full Throttle Kennel! Top notch facility! Jessie Lee Richards did an outstanding job with my dog Riley while I was out of town! She was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire process! I highly recommend her and look forward to the next training session!

Joe Hageman Jr.
Dog's Name:Riley

Meet Jessie

Jessie Richards owns and operates Full Throttle Kennel, in Campbellsport, Wisconsin. She specializes in training all breeds of retrievers for hunting and AKC hunt tests, as well as guides upland hunters and takes time in October for waterfowl hunting in Saskatchewan. Read More