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#6225835 - 03/16/16 05:21 PM Retriever Clubsknow of a
Bruin Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/08/16
Posts: 21
Loc: Beaumont, TX
Way back in the '80s, I had a few pretty good Labs and found a retrieving club to find ways to improve my skills as a tainer /owner.
Does anyone know or recommend a retriever club in the Beaumont or Mid county area?
I just got back into duck hunting 3 yrs ago and have a female lab that I have had in training


Edited by Bruin (03/16/16 05:23 PM)

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#6228305 - 03/18/16 01:45 PM Re: Retriever Clubsknow of a [Re: Bruin]
TX_Diver Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/15/14
Posts: 302
Not sure how close Colorado River Retriever Club is but I think they meet in League City or Alvin currently?

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#6229220 - 03/19/16 11:03 AM Re: Retriever Clubsknow of a [Re: Bruin]
dune2218 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Temple, tx
if your lab is not trained after 3 yrs,,, I'd give up and get another one.
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#6229403 - 03/19/16 02:57 PM Re: Retriever Clubsknow of a [Re: dune2218]
BradyBuck Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5434
Loc: Abilene, TX
Originally Posted By: dune2218
if your lab is not trained after 3 yrs,,, I'd give up and get another one.


Seriously!?

IMO training never stops until the dog is retired. Most dogs don't hit their prime till 4,5 or 6 years old.

3 year old dog is still a young dog.

Plus he didn't even say the dog was three years old just that he got back into duck hunting three years ago.

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#6230704 - 03/20/16 08:30 PM Re: Retriever Clubsknow of a [Re: Bruin]
Bruin Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/08/16
Posts: 21
Loc: Beaumont, TX
Thanks Brady Buck
I purchased my British Labrador puppy from a kennel north of Beaumont that has an excellent scotish ans english field trial champion pedigree.
I researched several trainers from Georgia , Missippi, Louisiana and Texas. I worked with the female pup for 6 months and then sent her to IronSpike Kennels located north of Woodville. I like their training philosophy and methods.

I just wanted to find a club where I could improve as a owner and amatuer trainer
I found one close
I was referred to Port Arthur Retriever Club established in the '60s

BRady Buck is right ..... duck dogs can go well to 9 yrs old or older depending on the dog

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