Hi all. First time poster long time lingerer. My first Lab I trained to hunt, great at birds in the decoys, ob in the blind , and simple cast. A good meat and potatoes dog. I then got Jelly her granddaughter shortly before Gina passed. When Gina passed I just couldn't bring myself to train. Jelly didn't lose many birds, she would go forever after a running downed pheasant. But she was not very good in the blind, no manners, my fault. When Jelly started to get to old, I started looking for a pup, joined a retriever club, went to there events, pitched in, and that was it the begining of it all. To see what these dogs are capable of I was hooked. My buddy lost his lab shortly before Jelly passed so he also got a new lab. I told him that I was going to run hunt test with my new one, I made a promise to Jelly that I'd never waste a good dog agian. So we both started on the path. We then started playing with field trial setups. and now we are out there everyday training. And we are both addicted. And lovin it.