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I really want/need to find some folks to train with. We have wingers, pistols, and a lot of energy and hard work to offer. I especially need access to water. Please, let me know there is someone out here that wants to work!
 

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Come on, there has got to be some body.
 

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Actually I think you in living in a void - water in Southern CO is a luxury. Pikes Peak is the most Southern AKC club, there is another one on the Western slopes in Frutia (or something like that) I'm not sure the size. Long ago there use to be a couple clubs in NM but that was long ago, you choose about one of the worse places to live for doggie related games....
 

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I'm up here in Aztec. I have some private property, and the san Juan, is maybe 20 minutes away. Pm me your number and we can chat. I'm new and know little to nothing, and no dog til the first part of may.
 

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is the village called Golden in south CO.?
or is that too far away?
Ted S. must have a group.
I think they let Gooser play now and then.
could you squeeze in for a freeride?


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Golden is a suburb of Denver

Teds "group" ,, trains in Northern Colorado, near the wyoming border..

Its a 1.5 hr drive for Gooser to go and "Play".

I am in Littleton, another suburb of Denver,, close to Golden.

They Tolerate me :p (the city,, and the "Group")

I remember a long time ago running HT's in Las Vegas,, New Mexico...

I thought there was a club there..

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Actually I think you in living in a void - water in Southern CO is a luxury. Pikes Peak is the most Southern AKC club, there is another one on the Western slopes in Frutia (or something like that) I'm not sure the size. Long ago there use to be a couple clubs in NM but that was long ago, you choose about one of the worse places to live for doggie related games....
major understatement, I have been all around the Durango area with my brother that lives there and all the water is in the rivers...lots of beautiful pasture, but not a training pond in sight, if there are any its on private stuff, and my brother knows every inch of that community since he has been there for 30 yrs...I think its because they dont really hunt waterfowl there, its all big game hunting,no marshes, the ducks hang out on the river and are few and far between..too bad because the weather is conducive to training....
 

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Thanks guys. I knew the pickings would be slim, but I never conceived of HOW slim! There is a great water fowl/wildlife area near Alamosa. Does anyone know anything about the possibility of training there?

Gooser, there is still an "Albuquerque Retriever club, but I don't think they do anything but put on AKC tests a couple of times a year. I am lucky to get to train with JDogger and wife Melissa. They have some really nice land, but the only pond is pretty dry right now. Any suggestions even a little further afield if I plan to stay a week or so? Just looking for a way to get my pup to some water.
 

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No training at the Alamosa Wildlife Refuge!! Unless of course you want to get arrested!!
 

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Crikey Lainee, that was my best hope! I am going to end up like one of the folks here who posted that they have to go to hunt tests to train! See you in June at the PP Test.
 

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Ken, that is Abiquiu Lake, about a 1.5 hour drive from here. But what a good idea! I have been there before, and it is usually really crowded with boats, jet skis, etc on the weekends. But since I can go during the week it just might work! No land to work on, all rocky and jagged, but I seem to remember some little peninsulas where you could cross from point to point. Now if they just don't have "beach nazis" like we had in SC to chase us off, that is something to try. Wierd how somebody 2,000 miles away thinks of a place I have been to and forgotten about! Thats why I like it here, (RTF). Thank you.
 

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Hi Carol,
I have trained at vaious spots in Northern NM over the years, but never anything close to Taos. Laguna Madre north of Cimmaron is one, but I'm not sure of the water this year. The drought of the last couple years has affected most of the water the same as at Rancho Amistad. The high country got lots of snow and the spring runoff is starting, but the running water will be high and fast. The Rio Chama north of Abiquiu is one we've used before but later in the summer.
We set up on the little pond close to us with Mary yesterday. The pond is a long oval about 80yd X 30 yd. Not technical but we set up a triple with 2 down the shore and a short breaking bird. The Rio Grande close to us has some spots with shallow ribbons where the flow is reasonable. Beats no water at all. JD
 

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Hugh, have you guys ever used Abiquiu Lake before? I am wondering what they allow. 80 x 30 would be just fine for what Chief needs right now if it has easy banks.
 

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Carol, there is some good water around Durango, some public, mostly private. In my part of NM, you've seen the sloughs at Navajo Dam. That may be the best water in the area. Morgan Lake is big water, but lots of broken glass and nothing technical is available there. There is a bunch more water as soon as you cross the border into Colorado. That's partly because we have hobby farms here, and really farms across the border with better irrigation thus ponds.

NM is a darn desert, and not a great place for retriever sports.

Lainee, the ARC is still around, but its pretty strictly a HT club. Two of us do FT and none of the rest are that interested. Its a much smaller club. And if you want to know how lame they really are, check out who the president is (and has been for about 5 years). Roadrunner is an HRC club, and they are active as well.

I've talked to Quack so maybe i'll get to see his water when he gets the dog. Sounds like it will be a nice dog, too. Poor guy had to work all weekend.
 

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I'm really the very quiet and shy type,, and Blush easily!!

In person I am more like George Clooney!

Sorry!

Gooser
 

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HuBa HuBa!!:cool:

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I'm really the very quiet and shy type,, and Blush easily!!

In person I am more like George Clooney!

Sorry!

Gooser
Hmmmmm, I'm going to just keep my mouth shut...
 
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