So, as it turns out my 3yo YLM is spending the summer with the girlfriend again this year. I was really looking forward to spending a lot of time with him on live birds, but that won't be happening. Long story short, I need someone in the area of Oakland County, MI that could assist in training him. My girlfriend is not accustomed to training or hunting at all, but she would be able to throw bumpers and help out. I am looking for all the help I can get, be it another amateur like myself, or a pro who does training days. I would be willing to pay for birds and other expenses of course, so I could work out something with anyone who could help. If anyone is able to help me out, or knows of someone who might be able to, I would greatly appreciate it.
A little about him, he hasn't had solid training for about a year now, as I only got to work with him on short periods when I was back home. I was using the Dokken: Gun Dog training DVDs and 10-Minute Retriever by Amy Dahl as my training plan. He is not exactly a high energy dog, but does have a strong prey drive on birds.