Well, I have found that looking for alternatives begins to stray from reality. A great deal of my hunting
and training equipment has been "dispersed"..UTV, enclosed trailer....long list My two retrievers are
getting trained (exercised) every other day. The recent pace-pacemaker implant comes...
The ideas that work for me are 1) make sure they are in range, 2) pick out a goose
toward the back of the incoming geese, 3) swing through each shot, firing as I pass
each (shot or not) goose. If you miss..keep the "swing" smooth on into the strung
I manufactured a theory based on a...
The following is a link to Gigi's journal for her first months (during a cold winter).
The puppy entries begin about the middle of January (not an ideal time). However, I
had good alternatives. :yes
When working any program it is important to make sure to not progress so fast
that you forget to practice....and practice should be exciting. :yes
If the pup is not animated and/or excited, then you must become more so.
It has been too many weeks since the IRS was supposed to send us our income tax refund. The
only good thing about the delay is that it was not a large amount. I filed in March and evidently
had the wrong bank routing number (for the refund).
I jumped through the hoops to take care of that and...
I should mention that the pup I kept from a litter of Taffey (the pup in the video) seemed
to do quite well in the initial stages. However, (and eventually), she did not end up being
a pointing Lab. She was steady to the flush (eventually) and searched well in gun range
as a flushing Lab should...
There is obviously and conflict in training a Lab. Flushing, shooting and retrieving is
done properly when the dog is training in a specific manner.
Pointing, however, is quite a bit different. Bird interactions (not teaching whoa),
allowing the proper interactions of the dog and bird to be...
I am quite aware that a Lab can be taught to "stand game". The opinion that teaching a
dog to stand game and then calling it a natural point are the same is a common mistake.
It should be noted that there are programs that deal with Labs that point. In a normal
appoach, one might be wise to...
The "point" is due to requiring a dog to be steady to flush and shot.
That is nothing but a bias opinion.
The litter I looked at had only one pup that "struck" a point. If you have any experience with
an instinctive point, it is demonstrated by no motion, an intense/focused...
I have read all the posts and forgot what the topic was. :h Since it is the Gun Dog Forum, I have
a ten year old (Pounce) that had a recent malignant cancer surgery (vet is sure she got it all). She
is doing well. I plan to hunt geese next season.
My youngest is now four years old and if she...
Being uniformed is a gift. It provides an emotional release.The following is more than enough
information to suggest that being "dogmatic" is normal. Besides the titles, Taffey was the only
Lab that was allowed to serve as a pointing dog at Blonhaven Hunt Club in Wisconsin. I had several
Thinking back at having guided enough hunt tests at Blonhaven Hunt Club, I would have
to say there were a couple of incidents that made it easy to "retire". A close call (or two)
alters your perspective. :reader