Dave Wilson and Jim Elam would be my suggestions. I have judged their dogs many times; they do the work and their tails are wagging!!!
Dave Wilson Does a great job. Not only will you be happy working with him the dogs will too. They maintain a great attitude and he will be a straight shooter with you.
Richard Reese does a wonderful job also. www.rwrkennels.com He wants his clients to come train with their dogs.
Chris has done a great job with my dog
Chris Locklear at Locked and Loaded Retrievers. Did a wonderful job on the basics on my Field Trial dog.
Billy Mosley with Avery Creek Retriever's. www.averycreek.net
DAVE WILSON at Gold Leaf Retrievers in Newton Grove, NC
(910) 385-7839 cell phone
DAVE, will do a great job getting your dog ready for duck or dove hunting and he will not mind you stopping by to see the progress of your dog. Dave will also keep you up to date on your dog. Give Dave a call and set up an appointment and go train with Dave for the day.
I couldn't be happier with the work Joel Porter at Crown Creek Kennels has done and continues to do with my dog. What he's done with my Chessie speaks for itself but the time he's put into educating me and my wife is another matter entirely which has made the experience that much better.
My avise is to call all these guys go train with them and then decide. Good luck and welcome back to the GRAND OLE LADY OF THE SOUTH.
White House Kennels
625 New Hope Road
Four Oaks, NC 27524