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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

duck dog trainer recommendations needed!

hi, everybody?

im looking to get another black female lab for next years hunting season. ive done a lot of research and found that mark smith and chuck mccall are well respected duck dog trainers in the louisiana area. only reason im more interested in chuck is because ive read that mark is more for training a dog for field competitions. im looking for a duck dog and i know thats a wide statement so let me be more specific on what i want in my dog. i want my dog to be very well obedient, crazy for birds, CC, FF, steady at line & shot, marking up to triples, and running cold blinds(land & water). Can anyone here guide me to the right trainer? and do these guys have sources where i can get a puppy from. im sorry for all the questions, but your help will be greatly appreciated!! thanks
November 26, 2012 at 1:18pm
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Posted November 26, 2012 at 1:48pm
Training

i know a guy in Delcambre la who is an excellent dog trainer. His name is Jed broussard. He train for hunting and ukc hunt test. If u r interested, give me call at 3375231520

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Posted November 26, 2012 at 2:01pm
Dog trainer

Sure. When's the best time I can give u a call?

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Posted November 26, 2012 at 2:14pm
Great Dog Trainers

Jay Dufour out of Pine Grove,LA is the man your looking for! He is great with dogs an trains many feild trial and hunt test dogs! He still has mine. Im getting her back friday! Name of his company in 'Retrieves Dufour'!

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Posted November 26, 2012 at 2:31pm
LABayouBoy

Thanks for the help!! do u know if jay has puppies available? not only am i looking for a trainer, i need a black female pup as well. wanted to choose a trainer first and then talk to him about a lab pup..

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Posted November 26, 2012 at 2:40pm
Jay Dufour???

Jay Dufour is the joke of the retrieving world in Louisiana. I have seen him run dogs in a hunt test and it was extremely laughable to say the least. Someone who calls themself a professional dog trainer and fails dogs in a started test is not someone I would choose for a trainer.

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Posted November 26, 2012 at 3:49pm
dog trainer

Call Ace Barry he is located in mississippi if you or like me with dogs you will like him tell him Jimmy Corley with Reel Shot Waterfowl LLC. told you to call 228-216-7474

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Posted November 26, 2012 at 3:51pm
You are the best trainer

I have known many people that take a dog to have it trained and spend hundreds and thousands of dollars to have a dog trained. Guess who the dog listens for? The person who spent the most time with the dog, which is the guy you paid. The best trainer for any dog is the owner. There is plenty of literature out there for even a novice to end up with a fine hunting partner.

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Posted November 26, 2012 at 3:54pm
Bear Creek on the Bayou

Steve Riggins up at Bear Creek on the Bayou is in my opinion the best around. He's located in Slaughter, LA. My dog has been there for 4 months and I could not be more pleased with where he is at. I am actually picking him up this weekend because he just finished Steve's 4 month beginner program. He breeds as well, and has some of the prettiest dogs around, so he may even have the dog you're looking for. I have seen his dogs work along with dogs from Chuck and Jay, and their dogs are not even a match to Steve's. Look him up online at 'Bear Creek on the Bayou Retriever's' and give him a call. You'll be glad you did

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Posted November 26, 2012 at 4:04pm
mark smith

i spoke with mark smith and he said hed be happy to train my dog. now im in need of a blsck lab feamle pup. ive been searching online at retriever training.net and theres just so many to choose from and most of them are out of state. do yall know of any good pups in the general area? and i know most trainers dont take the dogs until theyre at least 6 months in age.. i even thought about getting a pup thats close to that age so i can send him to mark very soon. what do yall think? i should probably talk with mark about this but maybe yall can help me as well. thanks

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Posted November 26, 2012 at 6:27pm
Trainer

I would recommend Wax Lake Retrievers. The trainer is John Wilson. i have personally worked with him on training a couple of dogs. I got my yellow lab from him. She is a hunting machine. She hunts and runs in trails. She is by far the best female dog i have witness running or hunting with. She is the closest thing to a male dog I know. I will be breeding her after the hunting season. He will be able to find a female lab pup for you. His price is very reasonable. His number is 985-397-0933

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Posted November 26, 2012 at 7:56pm
Bear Creek on the Bayou

I would also recomend Steve Riggins. He trained my dog and I could not be happier. And she is not a Lab. She is probly the only German Shorthaired Pointer in SE La that duck hunts lol. He did a great job and is good people. Best of luck.

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Posted November 26, 2012 at 8:28pm
do it yourself

I've done this before. Main thing is to take a good obedience class with your dog. Everything starts from obedience. You must spend about 30 min to an hour a day. Make sure you train retireving with the dog passing the decoys. to get used to them being there. Otherwise well you know what happens. Good luck.

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Posted November 27, 2012 at 11:57am
Trainer

I have personally used Chuck McCall and Jason Moore they are a great team. I have trained with them and really like there style. I will send my girl back to them at the end of this season.

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Posted November 27, 2012 at 12:26pm
Ace Berry

Take my word for it, ACE BERRY is the guy you are looking for! He trained my dog and I was hunting him at 8 months old! He doesn't use shock collars on any of his dogs either. His dogs are extremely obedient and have a strong desire to retrieve. He acclimates the dogs to various hunting situations so nothing is a shock to them when hunting. I was not interested in field trials, just a very good hunting dog, and that is what Ace did for me. He also has a breeding operation with some of the most highly bred dogs around. Before you go to someone else do yourself a favor and call and speak with Ace. Tell him Jordan Fabre recommended him!

acesretrievers.com

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Posted November 28, 2012 at 1:44pm
Chuck Mccall

Does anyone have Chuck Mccall's contact information?

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Posted November 28, 2012 at 3:24pm
Mark Smith

Mark Smith is the guy to train your dog. 504-858-5400.

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Posted November 28, 2012 at 8:43pm
finished dog

Would you be interested in a finished dog?

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Posted November 30, 2012 at 10:34am
Wildrose Kennels

Buy you a lab from Wildrose and have it trained by them too. They're in Oxford, MS. Problem is there's a 6-8 month wait on their litters.

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Posted November 30, 2012 at 5:11pm
webfoot83

u are 100% correct!!! my grandson, 20 years old, bougt a lab puppy about 1 year ago!! he never trained a dog before. they are always together and he trained her for duck, bird hunting!! this year was her first duck hunt and she is super great!! does absolutly everything!!! her first hunt they killed 21 and she went get all 21 with no problem at all and every hunt since!! hand, voice, whistle, she does it all!! he is super proud and should be!!! so if someone has the time, yes train them yourself!!!!

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Posted December 01, 2012 at 8:44pm
Bear Creek On The Bayou

Steve Riggins man....he is the best I have done business with him and he is the best. I would bring any dog to him I promise you he will get them right. The guy is super nice too, will sit out and talk you like he has known you your whole life. Great guy, Great trainer.

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Posted December 02, 2012 at 10:47am
Chuck or Mark in South Louisiana

I would use either Chuck or Mark in South Louisiana as per recommended by my trainer in North Louisiana. I personally have used Steve Riggins and had a terrible experience with my lab a few years back. Steve is a good trainer and knows his stuff, but I will say one thing....your dog better be able to handle intense pressure. If you have a soft dog as I did, well you are going to have big problems with him. I have heard nothing but good things about both Chuck and Mark. I would be up front with them and let them know that you are interested in a duck dog and not a duck/competition dog. Good luck to you.

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Posted December 02, 2012 at 7:46pm
Riggins

I know two people who have pulled their dogs from Riggins kennels. Do your homework on all trainers!

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