Airing out the Kennel Dogs

There are seven pointers here at Wild Apple Kennel — five live in Scott kennels and two, Wild Apple Jack and Trip, live in the house. Just up the road from the house is a gated area of state land that has a canal running through it leading to a small hydro plant it is […]

Girls only

Yesterday, I figured out a way to get Mariah to stand still — put a bird in front of her. She had two finds on a checkcord in the bird field yesterday. The second one she stood high and tight while the bird walked around in front of her and my wife thrashed the bushes […]

In the bird field

Today, was a bird field day with the derbies (Trey, June and Trip) and a young shooting dog (Deuce). Trip is probably the least experienced on birds followed by June. Trey just about broke himself on wild birds last fall and is the only derby that is allowed freedom to run at this point. June […]

Another day on the rope

I teach one day a week at the local community college here on northern New Hampshire, so Wednesdays I don’t have much time to work dogs. I did manage to get Veronica and Mariah out for some yardwork. I felt like I wasn’t making any progress with Mariah and needed to get her attention. I […]