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    Great story James Seibel,thanks for sharing.
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    I started running retrievers in field trials in 1958. A couple of years later, I had the top derby dog in the Western N.Y. Retriever Club. Soon, friends asked me for help with their dogs. In the 60's, I spent many week-ends and holidays working for Cal Barry, at Wayland, Ohio. What a great man! I have always loved working with these remarkable animals, and have seen the great improvments in training methods, and the ability of dogs, over 40 years as a pro trainer. Apart from hundreds of gun dogs, I have trained 13 Field Trial Champions, and have loved every hour spent afield.
    I am now 83, and still enjoy judging, seminars, and helping people starting young dogs. What a great life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIM DOANE View Post
    I wasn't smart enough to work at McDonalds
    I heard how you handle dogs, you could run the entire McDonalds Corporation!
    Carol

    "Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big." Erica Jong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Grant View Post
    I started running retrievers in field trials in 1958. A couple of years later, I had the top derby dog in the Western N.Y. Retriever Club. Soon, friends asked me for help with their dogs. In the 60's, I spent many week-ends and holidays working for Cal Barry, at Wayland, Ohio. What a great man! I have always loved working with these remarkable animals, and have seen the great improvments in training methods, and the ability of dogs, over 40 years as a pro trainer. Apart from hundreds of gun dogs, I have trained 13 Field Trial Champions, and have loved every hour spent afield.
    I am now 83, and still enjoy judging, seminars, and helping people starting young dogs. What a great life!
    Thanks for all your contributions to the sport! Dedication that is unrivaled! I wish I was up there to spend some time and hear some stories!

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