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Trainers in TX or Oklahoma #6991267
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I have a birittany that is 7 months old. Have gotten him into about 50 pigeons and 12 pen raised quail. Have taken him on two wild bird hunts in Oklahoma as well and killed a few birds for him. I am hoping to get him into some more wild birds as well but was wondering if anybody has any recommendations on trainers in OK or TX who can get the dog some more exposure and start building a foundation for steadyness?


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Tim Hidalgo in Hardesty, OK is a great trainer. He also judges field trials and handles alot of trained dogs in field trials. He has done a great job for me and several of my friends. Good luck. Sounds like your pup is on the right track.

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I friend of mine used Rob Martin in Wills Point (903) 312-6280 with good results.
http://www.germanbirddogs.com/training.html

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Originally Posted By: danceswithquail
I friend of mine used Rob Martin in Wills Point (903) 312-6280 with good results.
http://www.germanbirddogs.com/training.html


Rob is also a friend. He trains most of the NSTRA dogs in Texas. I'd wait until August to send the pup to any trainer, where it will be ready for next season.


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Ronnie Smith or tom woods are both good

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Thanks for the input guys. Everybody having a good season so far? Birds aren’t as thick as they were last year in SW Oklahoma. Also probably at disadvantage when I hunt alone with a 7 month old pup.


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Originally Posted By: Bourland
Tim Hidalgo in Hardesty, OK is a great trainer. He also judges field trials and handles alot of trained dogs in field trials. He has done a great job for me and several of my friends. Good luck. Sounds like your pup is on the right track.


Had no idea there was one in Hardesty. So he does upland dogs I assume? I may have to check that out.

I tried to get my Brittany in with Ronnie Smith (ought to be the best) but they blew me off.

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I friend of mine used Rob Martin in Wills Point (903) 312-6280 with good results.
http://www.germanbirddogs.com/training.html


Rob is also a friend. He trains most of the NSTRA dogs in Texas. I'd wait until August to send the pup to any trainer, where it will be ready for next season.
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Rob did a great job with my setter Jack


There is time, and you must take it, to lay your hand on your dog's head as you walk past him lying on the floor or on his settle, time to talk with him, to remember with him, time to please him, time you can't buy back once he's gone" GBE
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Originally Posted By: MI2TX
I have a birittany that is 7 months old. Have gotten him into about 50 pigeons and 12 pen raised quail. Have taken him on two wild bird hunts in Oklahoma as well and killed a few birds for him. I am hoping to get him into some more wild birds as well but was wondering if anybody has any recommendations on trainers in OK or TX who can get the dog some more exposure and start building a foundation for steadyness?


It doesn’t take a genius to train a bird dog. You can do it yourself. It just takes a little time and dedication. You can save yourself a lot of change, and you’ll get a lot more satisfaction out of it. Put a whoa on that pup and he’ll steady up.

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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
Originally Posted By: MI2TX
I have a birittany that is 7 months old. Have gotten him into about 50 pigeons and 12 pen raised quail. Have taken him on two wild bird hunts in Oklahoma as well and killed a few birds for him. I am hoping to get him into some more wild birds as well but was wondering if anybody has any recommendations on trainers in OK or TX who can get the dog some more exposure and start building a foundation for steadyness?


It doesn’t take a genius to train a bird dog. You can do it yourself. It just takes a little time and dedication. You can save yourself a lot of change, and you’ll get a lot more satisfaction out of it. Put a whoa on that pup and he’ll steady up.


I've done several. Most people want to skip the boring part. Delmar Smith said take the pup off of birds and don't put it back until it is completely broke. His wording was a little off but he nailed it.


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill







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Tim Hidalgo in Hardesty, OK is a great trainer. He also judges field trials and handles alot of trained dogs in field trials. He has done a great job for me and several of my friends. Good luck. Sounds like your pup is on the right track.


Had no idea there was one in Hardesty. So he does upland dogs I assume? I may have to check that out.

I tried to get my Brittany in with Ronnie Smith (ought to be the best) but they blew me off.



Tim is a stand-up guy. He has access to a lot of land with WILD birds. A lot of folks send their field trial dogs to him. I've hunted behind several dogs he has trained and we bought a dog from him.


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Anybody have the contact information for Tim Hidalgo? I’m gonna reach out to the all of the guys mentioned above so far to see about pricing.


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Tell him Rusty referred you. He's a good guy. Straight to the point.

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Will do. Thank you.


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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
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I have a birittany that is 7 months old. Have gotten him into about 50 pigeons and 12 pen raised quail. Have taken him on two wild bird hunts in Oklahoma as well and killed a few birds for him. I am hoping to get him into some more wild birds as well but was wondering if anybody has any recommendations on trainers in OK or TX who can get the dog some more exposure and start building a foundation for steadyness?


It doesn’t take a genius to train a bird dog. You can do it yourself. It just takes a little time and dedication. You can save yourself a lot of change, and you’ll get a lot more satisfaction out of it. Put a whoa on that pup and he’ll steady up.
have to be smarter than the dog


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Originally Posted By: colt45
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I have a birittany that is 7 months old. Have gotten him into about 50 pigeons and 12 pen raised quail. Have taken him on two wild bird hunts in Oklahoma as well and killed a few birds for him. I am hoping to get him into some more wild birds as well but was wondering if anybody has any recommendations on trainers in OK or TX who can get the dog some more exposure and start building a foundation for steadyness?


It doesn’t take a genius to train a bird dog. You can do it yourself. It just takes a little time and dedication. You can save yourself a lot of change, and you’ll get a lot more satisfaction out of it. Put a whoa on that pup and he’ll steady up.
have to be smarter than the dog


You also have to have a place and a few birds.


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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
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Originally Posted By: MI2TX
I have a birittany that is 7 months old. Have gotten him into about 50 pigeons and 12 pen raised quail. Have taken him on two wild bird hunts in Oklahoma as well and killed a few birds for him. I am hoping to get him into some more wild birds as well but was wondering if anybody has any recommendations on trainers in OK or TX who can get the dog some more exposure and start building a foundation for steadyness?


It doesn’t take a genius to train a bird dog. You can do it yourself. It just takes a little time and dedication. You can save yourself a lot of change, and you’ll get a lot more satisfaction out of it. Put a whoa on that pup and he’ll steady up.
have to be smarter than the dog


You also have to have a place and a few birds.


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Mike and Bonnie Pirtle do a great job. I bought and had my Brittany trained by them. M&W gun dog out of Alvord Texas.

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What about Buck at Backyard Training Kennels in Van Alstyne? Does anyone have any experience with him?


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Originally Posted By: WrecklessRanch
What about Buck at Backyard Training Kennels in Van Alstyne? Does anyone have any experience with him?


I've always heard good things about Buck, but don't know if he trains on wild birds.

Most people that want a lot of wild bird contact, send their dogs up north for the summer.
Its not the right time of year for that.



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