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SamIam
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PostPosted: 12/30/02, 5:18 pm    Post subject: finding a trainer Reply with quote

I am considering geting a gwp. I have done lots of reading on the bread and have found a breader. I have been hunting the last couple years and have decvided to make the jump and get a dog. Because I have very little experiance with gun dogs I was looking for help training the dog wehn I get it. I want to be as involved as I can with the training so I am looking for a a trainer in the Seattle area. Anyone know a good trainer?
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PostPosted: 01/08/03, 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dualgwp has mentioned some very experienced and successful trainers.
But, the little unspoken truth about sending your dog out to a trainer is that unless you know how to handle your dog, "read" your dog, and understand fully how the handler worked with your dog, your dog in MOST cases will be ready to go back to the trainer in fairly short period of time.
Keeping a dog in good form is about consistency.

So, make sure that you spend enough time with the trainer so he can "train" you. There are other ways among which the best is getting to NAVHDA training days or training sessions that your local GWPCA club might have. I have nothing against trainers, but your dog will never work as well for you until you are comfortable as a handler.
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