The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Outdoor Media
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Hello

  1. #1
    Senior Member Jen Marenich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Auburn, MI
    Posts
    141

    Default Hello

    Hi, introducing myself. My name is Jen. I have two male black labs, and soon will have a third. Lots of good info on here from people who have experienced a lot. Not sure how often I'll be on here, or if I'll be able to contribute much, but here I am.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Erik Nilsson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Butler, Pa
    Posts
    772

    Default

    Hello and Welcome to RTF!
    HRC- Our season never ends

    "Shoot fast or shoot last"

    HR UH Nilsson's on a wing n a prayer SH WCX

  3. #3
    Senior Member Jen Marenich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Auburn, MI
    Posts
    141

    Default

    Okay, I'll do a little better introduction, after all, I want some of you guys to think I'm okay in case I ever need some advice I have been training dogs for about 10 years. I have a lot of background in competition obedience and agility. Some in Hunt tests, both AKC and HRC. I used to work at a dog training facility here in Bay City, but it was primarily pet training and it wasn't what I was into. used to instruct public obedience classes which drove me absolutely crazy.

    Ben (About Time Ben) is the first dog I've ever had, who started this whole adventure. He was a lucky find in the newspaper, before I knew any better. He is now 11 1/2 years old and Semi-retired. His accomplishments are this: HRC Hunting Retriever title (1 pass toward HRCH which I don't know if we'll finish due to his age... he still loves to do the work, but I think his eyes aren't quite what they used to be) UKC Utility Dog, Grand Agility Champion, Rally Obedience Champion, AKC Senior Hunter, Utility Dog, Agility Excellent, Master Excellent Jumper, Rally Excellent. Also one hell of a hunting dog. He has taught me a lot. I used to question whether an e-collar was necessary, even though I wasn't against them. Ben taught me how valuable a tool it can be. So don't think that because I have a background in agility/obedience I am against anything not "Positive Training"

    My second dog is Kona (Ironpaws Black Rock Time To Dream) I am going to do obedience and agility with him. But would really like to try playing the field trial game. I won't send the dogs out to a trainer because I enjoy working with them myself and having them around. That is why I got them.


    Third dog (no name picked out yet) will be joining the pack this weekend.

    Hope that's a little more background on me that some of you may find interesting.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Billie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    2,228

    Default

    Welcome to the gang of thugs that we are... Enjoy- you could get hooked and spend way too much time on here... not that I or anyone else knows anything about that...
    HOME OF:
    Waterspook Sables Dark Secret, MH (Sable)
    Trumarcs Bankshot Bandit, MH ( Fats)
    Waterspook Tomfoolery, SH ( Tommie)
    IN MEMORY OF::
    Waterspook Bankshot Whiz Bang,JH (Jesse)
    Waterspooks Girl Named Bill, SH ( Billie- my princess.....)
    Waterspook Kickin' Gunshot, SH ( Boom)
    Waterspook Kickin' Good Time MH(Kick)
    Waterspooks Partner In Crime, SH ( Bouncer)
    Brush Creek Waterspook, JH, WC- my first girl.(Spooky)

  5. #5
    Senior Member Breck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Elverson, PA
    Posts
    2,395

    Default

    Welcome to RTF and have fun with your dogs!
    Based on where you live if you want to get started in field trials maybe send a message to these folks and ask to meet up with them. They may be south for the winter now but I'm fairly certain they will help you get started on the right foot!
    .
    YBS Media
    aka Barb & Jerry
    "Darla" AFC Candlewoods Lil Smokin Tequila (2002-2013)(fondly remembered)
    "Smoke" Smokin Auggies Menace, QAA (2003- )(retired nut case, ask Rando)
    "Simba" Humewood Simba (1999-2014)(my 1st dog)

    .
    Per favore, non mi rompere i coglioni.
    Grazie




  6. #6
    Senior Member Jen Marenich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Auburn, MI
    Posts
    141

    Default

    Thanks a bunch I will contact them. They are probably only about an hour from me.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Sundown49 aka Otey B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Ghent, Ky
    Posts
    2,527

    Default

    Welcome to RTF. Sounds like you are dog addicted already........LOL
    My Dad said to me ."Son, a man just needs three things to be happy....A good dog, a good gun and a good wife.....Thank God I have all three
    Sundown's Boss of Delta Marsh JH (Louie QAA X Delta MH)
    Traveling Through The Graded Timber JH (2012 NAFC Trav X Timber MH QAA)

    Sundown's Ruff And Tuff (Boss JH X Lil Bit) best pup I have ever raised
    Home of HRCH Sundown's Loaded To The Maxx (FC AFC Jamie X Dixie QAA) RIP
    www.sundownlabs.com

  8. #8
    Senior Member Jen Marenich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Auburn, MI
    Posts
    141

    Default

    Yeah, I guess you could say I am pretty much dog addicted already. I guess I could have worse addictions though. Particularly a sucker for black lab pups with nice pedigrees.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    233

    Default

    And you are very valuable, you are great help at a field test/training/trial....you are a great blind planter and bird thrower! You will be in a group in no time! Who's this third one?
    Sarah

  10. #10
    Senior Member Karen Klotthor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Slidell , LA
    Posts
    692

    Default

    Welcome to RTF, enjoy the ride

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •