Also, Lou Gleber from Loranger, is an upland trainer and runs upland field trials.
And something to think about is sending the dog to a retriever trainer for the basics and get his feedback on the dogs ability. If he shows potential, you might want to pursue competitive retrieving in the future.
As far as upland training, get him in the woods first for a season, if he has a good bloodline, his instincts will already be there, additional training cam come latter and will not be needed now, and might not be needed later.
This post was edited on 9/9 at 11:44 am