I guess i can start with saying that i have 2 years left in the military (Marines). I'm originally from Louisiana where I graduated from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La. I'm now stationed in Yuma, AZ and love it here (well Flagstaff area), besides the summers. My wife and I sat down and wrote down 5 places we would want to live after leaving Yuma. We are trying to considered all factors and see what best suits both of us. My wife (26yr) has a Masters degree in Civil Engineering and I (26yr) have a bachelors in General Studies (went to school for football HAHA). Now 2 years away from getting out i figured it's a good time to start looking for areas to move to: I want a place that i can train dogs year round and my wife being the great wife she is just wants to see the country and find a place around a big city where we would both be happy and she can find a good job. I know me being an amateur trainer and not having clients isn't great for what I'm wanting to do.I love training dogs and would love to train full time but i don't see it happening unless i get around a good trainer to learn from and maybe work under. Alright i think that might give people enough info on myself and wife to help us pick a place and maybe give some ideas/tips on getting set up (i have all my own Equipment btw) .. well we've narrowed the list down to these 5 places in no particular order.....
1.Northern AZ (flagstaff area)
Sorry if i didn't give enough info and I'm really sorry if you think I'm living in a dream world haha..I'm just trying to live life to the fullest and enjoy what i do! I do know dog training isn't going to make me rich but its really not about the money. I've been around dogs all my life and never had the opportunity to work with them until now. I'm now hooked and wanting to enjoy the ride. It would be a dream to do this for a living but i would be happy working and still be able to train after work and on the weekends. I have a male choco with no pedigree that I've pretty much trained alone and he is almost 2.We started late on hunt test but he is 3/4 on his Junior passes (blinked a bird) and 1/1 on Senior (only ran 2 places). I just purchased a puppy from a great litter (bayou magics rouxster bleu) and he is 5 months old and showing great promise. Now looking to get a slider pup and maybe if everything works out have both of them titled (HT) by the time I'm out of yuma! Thanks for reading and i hope i didn't bore or make myself sound too dumb haha! Thanks in advance for the advice.