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    Default Good trainers in Washington and Oregon

    There was a good thread on this topic about a year ago. Can we update your thoughts?

    Looking for a good trainer to take a young dog toward junior hunt test and good citizen status, more if she has the ability.

    We would really appreciate your opinions as we are new to the area.

    Thank you for your time and insights.

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    My pick was Mike and Tiffany Taylor. They are in Othello (Central WA). They train gun dogs, hunt test and trial dogs. Very, very good. www.skyhighretrievers.com

    Butch Higgins is closer to Portland and very good as well. Great guy also. Parkdale Kennels.

    Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_C View Post
    My pick was Mike and Tiffany Taylor. They are in Othello (Central WA). They train gun dogs, hunt test and trial dogs. Very, very good. www.skyhighretrievers.com

    Butch Higgins is closer to Portland and very good as well. Great guy also. Parkdale Kennels.

    Good Luck!

    Rick Curtis

    I totally agree with Rick -- Don't forget to add in Andy Fontenot in WA. Andy got a GrandHRCH on a client dog this year.
    His website is at http://waterdogkennel.com/



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    Mallard1, where are you located?

    WA and OR are big states with several very good dog trainers.

    WRL

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    We are located in Central Washington.

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    Brooke Van de Brake - Conway Kennels , Stanwood Washington

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    Ryan Fortier of LongHollow Retriever is located in Ellensburg, Wa. He is an excellent trainer. He does gun dog, and hunt test training of all levels. Hes at the Master National with my new pups dad right now. www.longhollowretrievers.com
    Sean Bryan

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    Thanks for the information. Sean, sounds like you have a nice pup. How old is she;he?

    I have heard many good things about Ryan and their operation. Do you do gun dogs and hunt test or will you with your new dog? Just wondering if there is a good circuit of tests here in WA.

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    Dan Hosford in Medical Lake near spokane.
    www.danhosfordtraining.com
    PM me if you want his number and some info.

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    I second the Taylors at Sky High Retrievers. Great people, very thorough with the dogs.
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