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    As far as a review I can give you one. Jim and his crew are top notch all the way. I have the pleasure of running against them on the WI circuit!! They get the top line breeding with owners that have AA aspirations. Jim's assistant, Craig, usually runs the derby dogs. Craig is also a great young dog trainer. I have seen in the third or fourth series where Craig has picked up a dog if it was going to cheat water. Their goals are long term and they are not trying to chase derby points. If you are lucky enough to get your dog in my guess is you will be very impressed.

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    Went to a Van Engen seminar last summer. The way Jim put it was you reserve a spot with him then go looking for a pup (He's booked out that far)

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    Took me a year to get a dog on JVE's truck. As others have stated, Craig Crook, Jim's assistant is top notch, works his a$$ off.
    You might try Rick Stawski, i think he runs hunt tests, but he may be booked as well. Both are now down in south Ga. for their winter trips.

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    Thanks everyone for your advice. I called up Jim and he said he could get my dog in approximately the middle of April when he gets back from winter training in Georgia. I also called Rick at fine line and he said he could take her in April as well. My Puppy will be around 9 months old. Like I said before she will be hunting waterfowl the most and running hunt tests. What do you thinks a better fit?

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    Neither....you need to find someone closer so you can learn also.....you want to send your dog to NASA and you don't need that. If your dog doesn't fit their program your dog is out the door..find someone local to you and learn how to run your dog....Randy
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchanderson24 View Post
    Thanks everyone for your advice. I called up Jim and he said he could get my dog in approximately the middle of April when he gets back from winter training in Georgia. I also called Rick at fine line and he said he could take her in April as well. My Puppy will be around 9 months old. Like I said before she will be hunting waterfowl the most and running hunt tests. What do you thinks a better fit?

    Stawski is like an hour away from you in Milaca. If you want to be trained along with your dog, it seems like an easy decision.

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    Hunting and hunt tests? You clearly don't need anyone of that caliber to make a MH. You might want it, but you definitely don't need it. I'm surprised with those goals they will even take the dog.
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    Thanks very much, Breck! Pretty much verified my info. I appreciate the help. First time with a dog that has serious game. I want him to get the right start.

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    Add Ed and Jackie Thibodeaux to your list of good young dog trainers. LA. in the winter. MN.in the summer.

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