the state you are in has a strong NAHRA (North American Hunting Retriever Assocaion) following.
A quick search should give you a few retriever club options.
Totaly phyco wing nut types who will stand in the rain and toss birds for your dog to fetch.
And all they will ask is for you to do the same for them. It is a good way for you to pick up some dog training and hunting tips and spots. Most all clubs welcome warm the fresh meat, er....... new people!!
"The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin
Any of these clubs would be able to supply you with information with regards to upcoming training days and members in your area.
Welcome and good luck with your pup!
Welcome to the asylum.
You'll find RTF is a great resource.
Thank you, very kind, Mine's a pint.
AFC Iron Lines Sergeant Pepper "Pepper"
FC FTCH Westwood's Sunday Silence "Buck"
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Definitely join a club and don't be deterred, everyone has to start at zero experience. And you couldn't have picked a better breed of hunting dog .
Blake-Golden Retriever-16 Weeks and growing fast!
What is your thoughts on show vs field, British vs American retrievers and using an e collar? Might as well hit them all and get it over with...
Black Ice Retrievers
Too many dogs to list (By some Bitch)
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