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by Jim Beverly

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If Your Retriever Could Talk!

or "If You Could Read Their Mind!"
(A slide show of 65 pictures with captioning)

This DVD was produced for sale to raise money for two organizations that need and deserve support for the positive impact they have on people not only in WNY but throughout the entire country and abroad.  City Church of Batavia, NY has a project that has been put on hold for several years due to concentrating their resources to helping others.  Roswell Park Cancer Institute's reputation speaks for itself!  Both of these organizations save lives and souls on a daily basis.  ALL profits will go directly to City Church and Roswell Park.  Price for the DVD is $18 which includes taxes and shipping. 

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During my early days of working with retrievers, I used to wonder, "what is that dog thinking?"  That was the beginning of an attitude that has played a big part in the development of the techniques I use in training.  God Blessed me with the ability to quickly determine the dog's personality and apply whatever action needed to manipulate the animal into building up the confidence and desire to please and perform as he/she was bred to do.  As the years have passed and the memories continue to accumulate, I find myself not only wondering what the dog is thinking, but what would happen if they could talk.  The more pictures I looked at and the situations the dog was exposed to, the more I started imagining some funny remarks or thoughts that particular animal may have had at the time.  It's amazing at some of the things we demand and ask of our four legged hunting partner.

I decided to put this DVD together for the purpose of putting a smile on the face of all you retriever owners.  As you look at each picture, it will produce memories of similar situations you and your retriever have shared.  Share this with your family, hunting partners and new dog owners.  It may change the way you think of your dog and even the attitude in which you handle him.  Like I tell all my clients and friends, "the first thing you need to learn about the training and handling process with your retriever, is to smile and laugh a lot"!

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All About Jim

Jim:Erie I was married to my beautiful H.S. sweetheart in 1966.  We have three daughters, four grandchildren and one great grandson.  I have 55 years experience in training retrievers and being involved with the waterfowl hunting industry.  My primary education is in engineering and marketing which in many ways has helped me with the business affairs of running my own dog training business and marketing my sponsor's products.  God has Blessed me with the ability to successfully train retrievers using different techniques, with a non-traditional attitude, that has allowed me the reputation of not washing out any retriever.  My activities consist of a variety of waterfowl hunting related venues.  My focus at this point in my career is education by doing seminars and training clinics.

I still take dogs for full time training ONLY from existing and past clients during the months of May through September.  All new full time training is being scheduled with Andy Merkel, my long time assistant that uses my techniques and has a proven record of successfully finishing the companion hunting retriever.

I also have developed an activity for the companion retriever and handler called the Companion Retriever Hunting Challenge or C.R.H.C.  I am currently scheduling these contests for indoor and outdoor events.  I have finished a fun DVD titled "If Your Retriever Could Talk".  I am also an award winning drummer and am once again using that gift in many different venues.

My sponsors are the best in the waterfowl hunting industry.  I am a Dakota Decoy X-Treme Team Staff Member, DTSystem Pro Staffer, Dog Pro for M2D Camo, Pro Staff member for Mojo Outdoors and Haydel Game Calls.  I am a volunteer for the Iroquois NWR, member of The Finger Lakes & WNY Waterfowl Assoc., Lake Plains Waterfowl Assoc. and Ohio Waterfowl Assoc.

My mission in life is to help anyone I can with the talents and opportunities that God has entrusted me with.