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    Default I would be interested in knowing about the qualified retrievers at the NARC

    I wonder how many dogs at the NARC are:
    • 100% Professionally Trained (Normally with Pro)
    • 100% Amateur Trained
    • 50% / 50% Professionally & Amateur Trained (Basics & Transition training done by a Pro)
    • Some combo of Pro & Amateur of the above.
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    pretty sure Daren Galloway's 'Hank' is 100% owner trained/handled.
    The way I look at it, every dog is an opportunity to be a better trainer, and every day is a new day to be a better trainer to the same dog we trained yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post
    pretty sure Daren Galloway's 'Hank' is 100% owner trained/handled.
    He is, but he's not qualified for the NARC. He is qualified for the Canadian National Am though.

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    oh yeah... Thanks for the correction!
    The way I look at it, every dog is an opportunity to be a better trainer, and every day is a new day to be a better trainer to the same dog we trained yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cayuga Dew View Post
    I wonder how man dogs at the NARC are:
    • 100% Professionally Trained (Normally with Pro)
    • 100% Amateur Trained
    • 50% / 50% Professionally & Amateur Trained (Basics & Transition training done by a Pro)
    • Some combo of Pro & Amateur of the above.
    Kind of a pointless query.
    A well "trained" dog "qualified" for any National is all good.
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    Mike McDaniel’s dog is 100% AM trained by him and he has qualified twice, including this year. . He works full time also. He did not enter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breck View Post
    Kind of a pointless query.
    A well "trained" dog "qualified" for any National is all good.
    Of course it's all good. Taking a puppy from 7 weeks old all the way to the National Am without a pro seems better to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenpoacher View Post
    Of course it's all good. Taking a puppy from 7 weeks old all the way to the National Am without a pro seems better to me.
    Definitely tough as hell And one heck of an accomplishment

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenpoacher View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Breck View Post
    Kind of a pointless query.
    A well "trained" dog "qualified" for any National is all good.
    Of course it's all good. Taking a puppy from 7 weeks old all the way to the National Am without a pro seems better to me.
    It isn't pointless to me. It's my goal to one day take an 8 week old pup all the way through to that level.

    Seeing that there are some out there doing it makes it seem obtainable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Parks View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenpoacher View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Breck View Post
    Kind of a pointless query.
    A well "trained" dog "qualified" for any National is all good.
    Of course it's all good. Taking a puppy from 7 weeks old all the way to the National Am without a pro seems better to me.
    It isn't pointless to me. It's my goal to one day take an 8 week old pup all the way through to that level.

    Seeing that there are some out there doing it makes it seem obtainable.
    Find a good group of people to train with who have accomplished what you want to accomplish. There is no substitute for a good dog so it might take a few pokes at it to get one capable, and a match for your training ability and style. I trained one to FC/AFC working full time. I sent another away for training but have him home keeping him maintained. We ran four trials this Spring and finished all four AMs and two Opens with one placement, some RJs and JAMs. You can do it. Good Luck!

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