I just want to say thank you to everyone for all the helpful info on this forum when it came to me choosing a pup and raising one over the last couple months. My yellow lab Clay is now 18 weeks and doing great with the usual puppy issues coming up now and then.

I just purchased Smartworks today(after looking at many others) and am hopeful to see how my individual training goes while leaving the option open for a professional trainer and asking for help when I hit that inevitable wall.

In the long haul, I am looking for a good water fowl dog and possibly dabbling in upland game, but most of all a great companion. I look forward to continuing to read the very informational posts and I'm sure adding many of my own.

Semper Fi!
Gunney!

"Keep the wind in your face and sun at your back"