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    Another vote for Mike & Tiffany Taylor with SkyHigh Retrievers. Very professional. I have a Shaq pup in training with them and couldn't be happier. Lorraine
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    I'm in Kennewick and have a dog with Jerry Patopea of Utopia Retriever Kennels. It's a 5 hour drive but worth it. Jerry is an excellent trainer and a great guy.

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    If its dog events you want, there are a ton of them.

    Where in Central WA are you?

    WRL

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    what state is that little feller /paul in???
    some folk say he is good others say??????


    Kidding /paul kidding
    but anyway what state is he in?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    what state is that little feller /paul in???
    some folk say he is good others say??????


    Kidding /paul kidding
    but anyway what state is he in?


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    Outside Eugene/Springfield Oregon.

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    I was so sure you wuz gonna type "confusion"!
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    Robin Rawls, Wetland Retrievers, near Portland, Oregon. Outstanding hunt test trainer with a 90% pass rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRL View Post
    If its dog events you want, there are a ton of them.

    Where in Central WA are you?

    WRL
    Agreed. I think you can run 8 AKC events without leaving WA. (plus or minus one, this is off the top of my head.

    Plus 3 or 4 more in the Portland area and 2 in Missoula, MT.

    Not to mention HRC is growing like wild flowers in the area as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRL View Post
    If its dog events you want, there are a ton of them.

    Where in Central WA are you?

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    Maybe someone who doesn't have a scary avatar should ask that question.

    But I agree, where in C.WA? OP mentioned "good citizen" and that to me would indicate that he/she is possibly interested in obedience classes as well. Wenatchee and Tri Cities both have active dog training clubs, w/ Yakima Valley KC holding classes only in the winter lately. I'm in Yakima and will also be doing JH / SH training w/ my own this fall/winter in addition to more obed.

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    Lots of great information here, everyone. Thanks so much. We are happy to hear also that the hunt-test circuit is so active in the Northwest.

    Is there a calendar of those events posted other than we they are up on the AKC site?

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