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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    Unless the OP is Bobby Petrino's new assistant at Western KY, or on the Calipari payroll at UK, those numbers may be a touch out of her reach
    I know - having two in college myself I get it. Should I get a better price too? It is what it is, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Kentucky Labradors View Post
    They are fairly high. I could manage a few months at that price level(maybe for the advanced stuff) but would like someone a little less costly for the basics or for the majority of the training.
    I'd reverse that. It's actually solid basics and a highly defined platform that makes the fancy stuff easier to train ones self. Try and invert a pyramid and keep it from toppling over. Lot easier to teach blinds the first time with solid foundation than it is properly Force Fetching and Collar Conditioning a dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Kentucky Labradors View Post
    Paducah is a long ways from me. Brody delivers to hand with a lot of voice commands. I have read the akc's requirements for the hunt tests but I do have some confusion. You cant talk after you signal for birds, does this include commands like signaling and commands to heel/sit when your dog returns to you?
    They are fairly high. I could manage a few months at that price level(maybe for the advanced stuff) but would like someone a little less costly for the basics or for the majority of the training.
    You can talk to them after the judge says dog as long as you aren't intimidating them (yelling). The only time you can't talk to them is when the guns are going off. And if you have to say "hold" to him to get him to deliver to hand, that is ok, too. Once they release you to send the dog, you can talk.
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    Lloyd Moore Lodi Kennels has trained two labs of mine and my son's hard headed Chessie. Very happy with the results. In another six months he will be training by new Chessie. I felt his monthly prices was very reasonable. Phone number is 270/488-3848.

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    If you are truly new to the sport of retriever training allow me to offer a few points not mentioned.
    The nearest of a trainer to a client is important but not the most important.
    What they charge is important but long forgotten if the success is there

    With that said there are a number of accomplished trainers in your area what do you want to accomplish, hunt, a good companion, hrc work ,akc ht work or to field trail. Each level takes time and money resources. The higher your ambition the more resources it takes.

    A suggestion to consider after your phone conversations with potential trainers is to go and spend time, watch their work with older more accomplished dogs then watch work with dogs at the same skill level as yours.
    Not all trainers are the same as each has their own way. And like people all dogs do not fit every trainers style.
    Ask questions and have eyes open. Ask questions about their success, how many Grand passes, master national plates, master passes, field champions and so on. Ask to speak to current clients and past clients. Ask questions
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Kress View Post
    If you are truly new to the sport of retriever training allow me to offer a few points not mentioned.
    The nearest of a trainer to a client is important but not the most important.
    What they charge is important but long forgotten if the success is there

    With that said there are a number of accomplished trainers in your area what do you want to accomplish, hunt, a good companion, hrc work ,akc ht work or to field trail. Each level takes time and money resources. The higher your ambition the more resources it takes.

    A suggestion to consider after your phone conversations with potential trainers is to go and spend time, watch their work with older more accomplished dogs then watch work with dogs at the same skill level as yours.
    Not all trainers are the same as each has their own way. And like people all dogs do not fit every trainers style.
    Ask questions and have eyes open. Ask questions about their success, how many Grand passes, master national plates, master passes, field champions and so on. Ask to speak to current clients and past clients. Ask questions
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    This is VERY good advice from someone that has been in the game a long time. I would do this if I were in your shoes and wanted a pro. Good luck!
    God bless!- Jamee

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    White Oak's Change of Plans "Bodee"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Kress View Post
    If you are truly new to the sport of retriever training allow me to offer a few points not mentioned.
    The nearest of a trainer to a client is important but not the most important.
    What they charge is important but long forgotten if the success is there

    With that said there are a number of accomplished trainers in your area what do you want to accomplish, hunt, a good companion, hrc work ,akc ht work or to field trail. Each level takes time and money resources. The higher your ambition the more resources it takes.

    A suggestion to consider after your phone conversations with potential trainers is to go and spend time, watch their work with older more accomplished dogs then watch work with dogs at the same skill level as yours.
    Not all trainers are the same as each has their own way. And like people all dogs do not fit every trainers style.
    Ask questions and have eyes open. Ask questions about their success, how many Grand passes, master national plates, master passes, field champions and so on. Ask to speak to current clients and past clients. Ask questions
    We all were once where you are today,enjoy
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    Very sound advice.... I based my recommendation of Steve Earick at Misty Morning Retrievers on many days spent in the field with him watching the interaction with him and the dogs of all levels that he was training... plus he's a good guy too....
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    Another option would be John Bassett out of Hartford.

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    X2 for john ! but he will be heading south soon, and I'm pretty sure the truck is full. Where in ky do you live ? I'm in bowling green and train regularly.

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    Steve Faith is another good choice.

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