My names Chris (hopefully u picked up on that) I'm originally from Napa, CA but since having joined the army I'm currently living in copperas cove, tx (fort hood). Before moving here I was stationed in Hawaii ( really broke my heart leaving there lol). I have just recently purchased my first black lab and he is currently being trained by a friends dad up in Kentucky. I cannot wait to get him back. Ill be heading up to the grand in texarcana to see him.
I joined so I can start learning to train. I've been looking around at programs to follow and have been recommend by a handful to follow the smart works regime. Uncle Sam doesn't pay that much so still saving up to purchase that. I want to be able to keep his training going once I get him back this winter and hopefully get him into some hunt tests.
I can't wait to learn a lot and maybe get some advice a long the way...
Hey Chris, Welcome aboard.
Before I spent $ on a video program I'd find out what program your trainer is using and what he suggests. At what age, level of training will you be getting your dog?
Believe me, when you get the dog, it will not be a seamless transition from the trainer to you. Working the dog with the same philosophy will help. Make sure you train as much as you can with the trainer to get the best idea you can of where the dog is at and what he knows. Get the trainer's phone number so you have a good contact when things go a little sideways.
Oh yes it's my neighbors dad whom I know and talk with regularly he recommended the smart works program and will be able to get help anytime I need it. He will have approximately 9 months of continuous training.
Welcome Chris: I am sorry that you are stationed at Fort Hood..J/k because that's where my dad was stationed back in the 50's.. I have cousin's in Killeen, and my Uncle Ely who just passed away at the age of 94 lived just about a mile from the main gate...I also used to shoot skeet at the base when there was a MSGT Bravo who was one of the best shooters in the country, that man could shuck a pump faster than anyone I have ever seen in my life....
I know about how the Army pays...they dont...
So that being said I will make this offer to you and my fellow RTF'ers
I will put up the first half $75 of the purchase on the Lardy TRT DVD set
I challenge my other RTF members to show their support of someone in the armed forces, by making a $5 donation which will go toward the other half
Donations can be sent to my Pay Pal account...any amount over the balance will be given to Chris to buy training supplies
Lets see it it RTF, show me what you got
Bon that is a real nice offer. But if his trainer recommended smart works i would assume that is the program he is useing.
Just dont want to give Chris or his dog mixed signals. Would that offer still stand for smart works?
I to was station in fort hood Loved a place in killeen called churches chicken.
Count me in Bon,funny thing before you posted I was thinking the same thing.Give me some details.Jim
Don't know if you can PM just yet. You can e mail me about Smart works DVDs at: firstname.lastname@example.org I appreciate any one who serves their country. See if we can come up with a deal that works for you.
First I would like to say thank u to all of you and generosity. I was very surprised when I saw all this. I just talked with my trainer and he said it is just as good as smart works and that he doesn't just stick with one program and that he pulls from Evan grahm as well as mike lardy.
Starjack- I really appreciate u trying to look out for me. Thank you.
let me know if there is anything u need me to do while I work on getting my PM's working lol I have to post more.
I'm sure fort hood has changed since the last time u were here BonMallari and no we don't have any amazing skeet shooters anymore. Hardly ever does anyone shoot on post anyways. There's a lot restrictions on weapons these days as u can imagine so most just go to off post. It would be nice if they would build a sporting clays range though.
Yet again thank you to all of you and your support.
Bon if it does not bother Chris or his trainer put me in for ten bucks. All tho dont know how pay pal works please pm me with info Thanks