Tomorrow we start going to the woods early in the morning. The grouse chicks should be flying well by now and the woodcock will be more than half-grown. Early in the summer we tend to find more woodcock than grouse as the hens often keep their chicks in heavy, swampy cover that […]
In the mornings we’ve been working all the dogs and working on the kennel afternoons. Saturday our efforts finally showed progress as we got up the pre-framed walls. Some training pictures from this week follow. the banner at the top of the post shows Wild Apple Samantha (left) backing Wild Apple Polka Dot.
The slab for the new kennel is supposed to be poured mid-week and we have already prefabricated many of the wall panels and expect to have the rest done for this weekends kennel “raising”. Anyone whose close enough to lend a hand will be greatly appreciated. Beer and barbecue will be served.
Sometime, 20 plus years ago, I wrote an article for Pointing Dog Journal, that described how to use an e-collar on a dogs flank to reinforce the “whoa” command. To the best of my knowledge that was the first time that topic had been addressed in the sporting dog media. Since that time the use of […]