Carol, be prepared to do little or no training 6 months of the year. It's simply too hot: even the water is hot. I lived in Phoenix for 20+ years. The members of Copperstate that I've spoken to live in the Phoenix area... the only training they get during the warmest months of the year is driving up to Flagstaff to train on the weekends. Winter is great, though, and the dove hunting is tremendous.