SRSA HRCH RP'S JUMP'N JOSIE MH QAA
HRCH GP'S PRINCESS HANNAH MH QAA
RP'S SOUTHERN BELLE
BLACK WARRIOR RETRIEVER CLUB
RANDY A. PRICE
I remember talking with you when you were first starting with him. Huge congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment!
"Determining and applying the criteria for when and when not to use correction is the essence of the art of dog training. I make a distinction between a mistake and a lack of effort." - Mike Lardy - Volume I "After Collar Conditioning"
Thanks guys, 4 days later its still hard to believe. Yes I have a great training group and I am very lucky that they put up with me. I will say now, that when I started this process, I had only trained one hunting dog previously. I had NO CLUE how much work is involved in getting a dog to this level. Basically 5-6 days a week for 2 years. We were also blessed here in the northeast in 2011-2012 with the mildest winter on record, which let us continue our training all winter long, that was a huge help. At times I do wish that we had run this guy in some Derbies, because his marking is really outstanding, but we all talked about it and felt that even though he was 90% set, that 10% could cause problems down the road. Looking back I do occasionally wonder how he would have done, but I am not second guessing the decision at all, I think we made the right choice by keeping our sights on major stakes and the end product.
Now we will keep training, but he is also my primary hunting dog so he will get lots of ducks, geese and pheasants this fall and winter. Really looking forward to that!
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Troublesome Down to the Wire "Copper" QAA <--- click for pedigree
Huge Congrats, and good luck in the future.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers...too many to list.
A Huge Congrats.....Great Job and DEDICATION! He is one handsome boy....
"Birdie" Git yer nose off that pic!!!!! slobber!!!!
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Wing Contender MH - BIRDIE
Super Sonic Anniversary Code SH - KISS
Redstar Kiss The Plate. - SAFE
HRCH Barn Ridge Hayseed Bubba-Bubba-RIP(1999-2011) Gone but never Forgotten
HR Landmarks Icebreaker-ICE(2004-2014) Forever in our Hearts
Glad to hear the great news. I have his sister (litter mate) and his great aunt (sire's side). Good luck with the big dogs. Go Brown Dogs!
Great job and congratulations his father would be proud.