Newbie w/ new pup, thank you so far!!
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.
"Keep the wind in your face and sun at your back"