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    So my pup is about four months old now and he's progressing beautifully from an obedience and basic retrieving skills perspective. He flies after bumpers and made his first water retrieve last weekend. (He still doesn't care much for water, but his love of retrieving overrides.)

    I'm still debating between training him myself with the help of local clubs or sending him to a professional. I don't plan on ever placing him in any field trials or hunt tests. I just want a great hunting dog.

    I'm leaning towards a professional only because I know that I have a great ability to procrastinate and not complete what I've started (hence my older English setter who just runs around the woods trying to scare grouse).

    I live in Illinois but spend most of my free time in Wisconsin. Does anyone have any good recommendations for trainers in Wisconsin that I could give a call and check out? I figure I wouldn't send him to a trainer until late winter/early spring (~8 months), and I'd like to start doing my homework now so I'm prepared come March.

    Thanks for any info -
    Erik

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    were in wis.

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    Eastern preferably. But I'll travel further if it's worth it.

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    If it's a retriever that you have, Bruce Halvorsen of Crosswind Retrievers in Southern WI is excellent. Bruce trains Trial and Hunt Test Dogs, as well as gun dogs. He's very good at teaching the owner, not only the dog! Give him a call. 608 332 4891

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    Rick Bauer @ Woodduck kennels 715-287-4453. I had my dog with him and am very pleased with the results. He has great training grounds, works hard for you, and keeps the kennels super clean.

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    Many are gone until March or April.
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    "We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made." M.Facklam

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    Brian Hartsfield (Webshire Kennels) is near Larson/Winchester, WI.

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    Darrel Voight from Rush Lake Kennels is outstanding with young dogs . Also a hunter who builds excellent hunting dogs. One of the most popular AKC hunt test judges.

    Paul Lance outstanding Master National pass rates. Large folowing .
    Both have excellent references

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    Kyle Knoke of Chesapeake Waters located in Neosho WI. I train with him a few times a week. Great guy. Very reasonable as far as costs go. PM me and I'll get in touch with you for the details.
    Last edited by Chris Meyer; 11-13-2009 at 01:01 PM.
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    If your loking for a well trained hunting dog try
    http://www.djkkennels.com
    Home TO:
    GRHRCH UH Davis' Maximum Overdrive SH "Max" 03/27/2001 - 12/28/2009
    HRCH Davis' Wild Meadows Maverick SH "Maverick"
    GRHRCH UH Davis' Legend of the Gridiron "Woody"
    HRCH Davis' Legend of Mystic Hollow "Magic"
    HR Davis' Legend of Fire Lake "Seger"

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