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  1. Trainer Near Hood River Oregon

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    So I just picked up my new puppy and she is just perfect. I am going to be going out of town for work and during that time my wife is going to visit her family. I am looking into sending her to a puppy obedience trainer in my area and my wife will pick her up once the training is done. Does...
  2. Luanne Pleasant Seminar! Alaska!

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    The Alaska Working Retriever Club and the Retriever Club of Alaska are pleased to release the agenda for the upcoming seminar by Professional Retriever Trainer, LuAnn Pleasant of Red Rover Kennels!! The seminar’s target audience is any one aspiring to get...
  3. A Status Update on our 5 Month Old Boykin, Finn.

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    Everyone: I just wanted to take a moment to share where we are, during my first journey of trying to train a water dog. The pup (Finn) is doing fantastic really, I can't complain about anything really. I can give you two descriptions of him. He is 5 months old this weekend. 1. He's a young...
  4. Tips and Tricks for a First Timer

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    Hello! I am pretty new to the whole forum concept as well as raising a puppy to be a well mannered dog, but I know you all have been in in my shoes before so I am hoping y'all have tried and true tips to pass along:) I am a new Chesapeake Bay Retriever owner. My little Charlie is 5months old...
  5. Trying to pick a training program.

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    So I am just about to get a new Black Lab. This is what i want out of the dog I would like to hunt with her both for waterfowl and upland birds. Also she is going to be a family dog. I have been looking at different training books I read the James Lamb free book it seems that some of those...
  6. Professional Trainers in The DFW Area

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    Hi guys, I know I had a similar post awhile back but my pup just turned 6 months and is ready for training. Does anyone know any good field/hunt test trainers and pros in the area that y'all would recommend?
  7. Lardy vs Graham

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    So I've started with the Hillmann puppy program, it's worked ok so far but now my pup is just excitable and almost obsessed (not in a good way, crying and squealing because she wants it so bad) with the bumper. I feel she would've had this crazy desire without me adding fuel to the fire, so to...
  8. Too Much Excitement for Bumpers?

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    How much excitement is too much when it comes to hunting labs and retrieving? I have a 4 month old lab and I'm following Bill Hillmann's program. Welp her excitement and desire to retrieve is through the roof, doesn't bring to hand yet but does return to the left side pretty well. Already...
  9. Newcomer to retrievers looking for training opportunities near Spokane

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    Hey there people! So I just got lucky enough to purchase an AKC black lab pup with strong lineage. Some field champagne and MH titles and what not. Well I am a rookie trainer as this is my first AKC lab( I also have 2 year old lab mix that I trained to hunt pheasant) and he is 9 weeks old. I...
  10. New pup owner

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    A week ago I brought home a five month old female black lab. We have a few year old Shi Shu that is also female, and despite my initial hesitations, they seem to be doing very well. She is also doing great with the standard commands of come and sit. Still working on the heel and kennel, but...