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Does anyone know a good trainer in the Eastern Massachusetts area? Have spoken to Jim Pickunka @ Pond View Retrievers in Brookline, Ct. Any help is appreciated. Oz
 

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Jim is a great guy. If he is full or too far away, try Lois Monroe @ Heart & Soul Retrievers in W Hampton, NH. Also up that way is DAve Sears @ Riverbenz Retrievers. Nothing that I know of in the South Shore area.
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I have used Jim P. He is very good at explaining the process with your dogs. He has daily workshops where you can take your dog and work him. I have been to a few of them and they are very helpful. Of course I brought a dog that was older. You should attend his nightly sessions where he works with his client's young dogs. You can learn quite a bit watching him. Believe me I watched him and learned the techniques. He is very gentle and precise. I have never seen a trainer like Jim who is so willing to work with clients. He will teach you what you need to know and work on problem solving.
 

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Thanks to all, this gives me exactly what I need. Oz
 

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Is Paul Botello still training. I think he is down by the cape somewhere too. I'd also recommend Buck or Jim highly.
 

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Is Paul Botello still training. I think he is down by the cape somewhere too. I'd also recommend Buck or Jim highly.
Paul is in S Dartmouth and although i heard rumblings about him and Pauline hanging it up, I saw him running a couple of dogs in a senior stake at W Thompson last summer. He is a great guy and one of the best hunt test handlers I've ever seen. www.gunningisland.com As a side note, Im pretty sure Jim P. learned alot of what he knows from Mr Shope so you cant go wrong with either if thats what you're looking for.
 
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