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    Quote Originally Posted by zoli 16ga. View Post
    Thanks. Regarding mentoring, the trainer is in constant contact with we and will be sending vids every week on progress etc. Appearently he has one of the best 'puppy' programs. I will spend a day or so with him when I pick him up to review his program with my pup. My grouse mentor, also is well versed in raising and training a good upland dog, and has all the gear. He has a vizsla that he's turned into a pretty good grouse machine. He will be giving me constant tips and assistance...I'm sure. I will be at the May NAVHDA training session to see the goings on, and maybe get set up to test him in the fall. I have had black labs, and trained them for field trial tests a couple decades ago, so I'm familiar with the basics. OH.....hello youtube!

    But of course, with the pup comming out of Cedarwoods, and the cash I'm spending....he will be naturally broke, steady to the flush and shot, find me new covets while sitting on the front seat of my car, do 200yard blind retrieves, and let me know when ducks are overhead! He will be six months old by then, what more can a guy expect

    Don.
    Awesome i have a similar set up with my mentor as well and works very well. i will be in Ohio next month spending a few days training with my mentor. The videos really help to see the progress and adds allot of excitement seeing the results.

    All the best

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    Thanks! Can't wait to get my arms around the little guy!!

    D.

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    Good for you for having someone take your pup through the beginning stages or basics. we all hate to miss that time with them but the right training is so valuable.
    What skills do you believe your pup will actually have at 6 months?
    I ask that as in retriever training, the basics would not be complete until later than that considerably.

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    Congrats! Cool looking pup. I think you may have high expectations though for your pup at 6 months....
    "You don't own a cocker, you wear one"

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    Here we go again.

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    There's no "here we go again."

    People are trying to be helpful.

    Those kind of comments are not helpful Sir.
    " We are more than our gender, skin color, class, sexuality or age; we are unlimited potential, and can not be defined by one label." quote A. Bartlett


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    Expectations? I have the trainers schedule of training somewhere, nonetheless, heres what I remember - house trained, crate trained, socialised, basic obediance, sit/stay, learn to swim, exposed to birds, target pistal, 20ga., basic whoa, come command, one whistle...hey look at me, two...come to me......

    I'll post the vids when I get them. His training style is to let the pup have fun, and not even realise he's being trained. He was highly recomended, and has started some very impressive PPs.

    He already does a very basic retrieve. He will be 80% upland, and the rest waterfowl. I don't really care if he does not retrieve to hand, or heels, or is a retrieving machine...that I can do myself, I'm not lazy. If he see's the duck drop, and brings him to the boat or shore...lucky me. I hope he's a good upland hunting companion, willing to hold birds, till I get there, and share in the reward. This is what most of the training will focus on. Of course the fininshing of the dog will be a three year plan for sure.

    After long discussions with my breeder, he picked me out a pup from a dam and sire with the same 'style' of hunting as me. Both are close ranging, and the dam has a natural tendancy check in with the hunter, and to hold birds tight.

    One can only hope, but as they say, pick the right breeder, with the right program, and your odds go way up. From my research, Cedarwoods does just that...and very well. They breed hunting dogs, for hunters, not competition focussed machines.

    Don

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    Excellent you have done your homework and have a great relationship with your breeder -trainer. Can't wait to see the video.

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    Congrats, Zoli. Your search and wait is finally done!
    "The dog is Small Munsterlander, the gun is Beretta."
    "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed" A. Saint-Exupery.

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    When you get your pup and looking for some good upland hunting send me a PM. I have a couple of good pheasant, woodcock and even duck hunting spots in the Sarnia area if your interested.

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