Dewayne loves all aspects of the Gun Dog game. He can often be seen at the grounds training for either Field Trials or Hunt Tests. Dewayne is an active member who is involved with ensuring the improvement of our beautiful grounds. Not only is he a participant at events, but he is also a judge. Dewayne has a soft spot for Golden Retrievers. When not training his dogs, Dewayne likes to head north and prepare meals for his moose hunting pals.
Although I have owned Labrador Retrievers for a number of years, I am a relative newcomer to field training.
I attended the MGDA's 2022 orientation program to introduce new people to the sport and would encourage anyone interested in getting out in the field with their retriever to attend the 2023 session.
Allan joined the MGDA in 2021 with his #1 buddy - Sammy. A long-time outdoorsman, avid fisher and hunter, Allan wanted to train a lab to take waterfowl hunting. After some training help and with encouragement from other MGDA members, Allan started to compete in both Field Trials (2021 and 2022) and Hunt Tests (2022). He is looking forward to continuing to volunteer at MGDA events and obtaining more success in the coming years.
Dustin is an avid waterfowl hunter and got his first dog Remington in 2016. As of fall 2021 Remington has earned his QFTR title and qualified for the 2020 and 2021 Canadian National. Since joining the MGDA Dustin has been involved in various activities including grounds maintenance, judging field trials, helping organize events and competing.
Peter "Dozer" Dozois is a retired RCAF Colonel who has hunted and campaigned retrievers across North America and in Europe. He has a lifelong passion for gun dogs and sporting pursuits and is a student of the field trial ‘game’. He is thankful for the journey these dogs take us on: an adventure of companionship, ripe with joy and frustration and a year-round reminder we’d rather be hunting. In these early days with the MGDA, he aspires to become a reasonably reliable Rocket launcher.