Just ran my dog in Memphis Amateur Retriever Club field trial. It is the first time I have ever handled a dog in a field trial or hunt test. Needless to say, I am hooked. We finished with a RJ. My friend, mentor, and trainer Bryan Manning has gotten my dog QAA at 20 months and me through my first trial at 21 months. I have learned over the last two years what it takes to get this far with a dog. This game has a lot of thankless nights but on a night like this I am looking back at all that I have learned and how little I know. I don't post on here much but wanted to thank Bryan and brag in a forum where people know what it took. I started on RTF by finding the litter on here and have been creeping around for 2 years. I guess it is now appropriate to ask a newbie question for you guys to slam me. Is it to early to dream of an AFC tile?