I apologize if this is a question that is asked a lot. I am new here and didn't see a sticky on the subject.
I am picking up my new Chessie pup in two weeks and am hoping to get a recommendation on a couple of well respected retriever training clubs in South NJ or within an hour or two drive of the Philadelphia metro area.
I have been training hunting dogs for the past 12 years or so, but this is my first go around with a dedicated retriever. I decided on the Smartworks system and have been watching and re-watching to get started down the path. I anticipate training with the current club (versatile breed club) that I train with, but will want help along the way from retriever people. I am hoping to run the pup in JH, MH and SH tests along the way.
Any help or suggestions will be much appreciated. If you wish to shoot me a PM as well, that works too.
Thanks in advance.