Encouragement for amateurs and pos. trainers in field trials
A guy with his first field trial dog (a golden) who trains with positive methods and no help from a pro or ecollar or force fetch - got his 5th Qual Jam of the year this weekend at Cape Fear.
The last series, he was the only golden and I think he was the only amateur owner/handler.
Yes, the dog is 5 and it's a minor stake, but it looked to be some pretty stiff competition.
Guys name is Lindsay Ridgeway with a Topbrass bred dog.