I will be deploying soon and kicking around the idea of putting my dog in training while gone at least some of the time. She is well on her way to being a good dog. Has basic OB marks remote Sit, marking, basic handling, some hunting experience, basic handle in the water. Here is the thing....y family does not enjoy the dogs as working dogs ... they love them as pets and that is all and I fear that 9 months away I will lose TONS of ground and maybe even lose the capability of her being a good retriever as she turns 1 this month.
I know that Baron trains in the area but also goes TX in the winter. I might be open to sending the dog somewhere as well.