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In a thread, I saw someone mention (maybe Prism?) you can hire a handler to put a JH title on a dog. Although I'm a gun owner and regularly practice my target skills with a 1911 GSG .22, I don't hunt. However, I think my Clumber Spaniel might enjoy the sport. (She's done really well with nosework - probably because Clumbers have all those fat folds on their face which trap the scent in their face.)
The problem is I don't know anybody with titled dogs in the hunting world (I know plenty in conformation, rally, etc.) and am unsure:
1. Are their reputable handlers who who can work with an owner to put a JH title on a dog?
2. How (and where) would one look for such a handler (if they exist)?
Any advice or tips in this area would be much appreciated. (To be clear, I've worked with my dogs in various sports and know that working with your dog is a great way to bond. However, my impression is that hunting is a rather unique, specific sport and I'm simply not familiar enough with hunting that I would feel comfortable pursuing this on my own.)