Took a trip out to Pleasant Valley Hunting Preserve with a fellow addict. What an amazing experience! I feel like my brain is going to explode with all the information I received. First off this is a fantastic preserve, the layout is great lots of land, huge bird pens, streams and ponds and helpful friendly people. I have not yet had the opportunity to hunt but when the season begins i plan on spending alot of time here.
Our purpose for heading out there was to get in on some professional dog training and boy was it worth the trip. Jon and Brian really know there stuff and are ever so helpful and informative in explaining everything in detail, from the how's to the why's and eager to answer all the never ending questions of any newcomer. Being knew to dog training it is extremely valuable to see it done with my own eyes and explained in detail, I really want to do right by the dog and the breed and as a "newbie" this is the way to go. We were able to see the training in action from one of our own dogs to the many others that were being boarded there for training. From running the dogs in multiple groups for a good hard run, bird work, retrieving work, handler/dog evaluation to basic obedience work. These guys are methodical and almost ritualistic in the way they train and you can really see the connection in Jon and Brian as they practically can read each others minds. Anyone can feel completely secure that your dog is in great hands if left here. If you are having questions in handling or training look up Jon and Brian you will not regret it.
Thanks Guys for the advice, the opinions, the great lunch, the hands on expertise, tour of the preserves and lakes,and most of all the experience.