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    Default Looking for trainer in SEMO area

    I am looking for a professional trainer in the southeast Missouri area. I am also willing to travel to northeast Arkansas, western Kentucky, or southern Illinois. I have a new pup that will be six months old in June, so I figure it's time to start the search. I would greatly appreciate any information someone can provide me.
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    In Jonesboro, Arkansas area: Chris Akin and Brett Copeland at Webfoot, Bo Brewer at Ridgemark Retrievers, and Duck Band Retrievers.
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    Thank you for the info. Aikin and Brewer are on my contact and visit list. I will look into DBR.

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    What are your goals for your pup? We do Waterfowl/Upland and Hunt Test training and are located just south of Anna.

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    Jimmy Darnell in Campbell Mo

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    Have heard good things about Bo Brewer and Chris Akin. Also J Paul at Lone Oak in Dyersburg may be in your radius too.
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    You might want to contact a pro trainer that lives in the Cape Girardeau area of SEMO. "Stever Schreiner" has been training hunt test dogs and field trial dogs for many years. You can contact him at 573 270 6075.
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    Ditto Jimmy Darnell. I have seen a number of his dogs. Always good, happy performers.

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    Thanks to everyone for the information and PM's. I have already spoke with Jimmy Darnell. He was very honest with me and explained that what he is doing and what I am wanting are in two different directions. I am looking for a finished gun dog/test dog. Jimmy was nice enough to talk with me and point me in the right direction of who he would recommend.

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    Anybody have any experience with Scott Greer or Bobby Wills?

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