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Thread: Trainers that help you train your dog VS training it for you?

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    I have a 7 month old lab and would like to train him for upland hunting. This is my first dog that I will be attempting to train. Are there many trainers that "help" you for a fee. Or is this something out of the norm? I am looking to find someone in my area that will kinda guide me in training him, Like going to the trainer once a week or so and learning the steps first hand. I really like this dog and have a fear that I just won't be doing things right to help him learn and prosper as a good hunting dog? What is your take on this? Maybe I am better off sending him to a trainer but that is not my preference.

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    Where is your area?

    Many pro trainers have a day training fee for people to come out and get some help and ideas.

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    I am in Wisconsin. Midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay. I am not opposed to traveling a short distance.

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    Doug Kennedy holds classes every year to do just that. He is located in Waukesha. Waterdog Specialties.

    Gary Hanson also will help you to train your dog. Campellsport, Wi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    Doug Kennedy holds classes every year to do just that. He is located in Waukesha. Waterdog Specialties.

    Gary Hanson also will help you to train your dog. Campellsport, Wi.
    Any idea how to get a hold Mr.Hanson? Tried finding a nuber to no avail. Campbellsport is close to me.

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    Gary should be able to be reached at Cadens Kennel. 920-533-8579

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    You mentioned upland hunting as your main interest. You might want to speak to Sharon Potter, (on this forum). She is a gun dog trainer in the middle of the state that also works with people that want to learn. You should be able to send her a PM.
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    Most of my business is based on this. I'm sure you can find someone to help you

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    I have several people I work with this way. Upland is my specialty. I'm about an hour and a half north of Madison. Send me a PM if you'd like more info.
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    Gary Hanson is great - they also run a pheasant hunting lodge - he trained the best pheasant dog I ever owned. Better contact him soon - he will be headed to Texas in Jan. He's a good guy.

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