Training and hunting on the flat tops in CO today. The guys were hunting in a snow storm with 16″ already on the ground. Alan and Scott got bonus points from Todd by giving this day their all. Alan flew up from GA and Scott drove over from Denver to work with Todd and the dogs. The ride up the mountain and back was pretty bad and very slow going. More snow to fall tonight! What will tomorrow bring for the guys?
How was your day at the office?
Rennie was the first dog to get a grouse today. When Rennie went in for the one bird 10 more flushed. It was another great day at the office.
We arrived this morning at the flat tops to start our hunting. We were at 10,000 feet most of the day.
Todd coming back with Dibbs, Rennie and Dudley. The boys are heeling so nice.
Todd coming back with DJ and Kate at heel.
This is what I was doing while Todd was working Kate and DJ.
Lunch time with the puppies! Where did you have lunch today? I bet our lunch was a lot more fun than yours.
Kermit having some fun with Todd during lunch.
The view from my chair at lunch time.
At the end of the day we came across a herd of sheep that were moving their way down the mountain. Following them were at least 3 working dogs that we could see. As I moved closer to the sheep to take photos the working dogs moved closer to me. They stayed near the sheep but had a eye on me and Todd the whole time. This was really awesome! A great way to end the day…
So that’s what we did today.
Bandit the cocker was just dropped off to Craney Hill for many months of training. Bandit is a southern boy from Charleston, SC.. We are having a lot of fun with Bandit already.
Here are some videos of the three dogs working in the field on their birds. They have just started to find, flush and get birds shot over them. Sometimes the birds and dogs don’t always work the way you want them to while the video camera is rolling. Enjoy the video’s.
Mac the springer with his first flyer. Mac is here at Craney Hill for summer camp, and as you can see he is having a great time. Go Mac!
Otis the English cocker spaniel with his first flyer. Otis is here at Craney Hill for summer camp. The little cocker with attitude.
Penley the English cocker spaniel getting her first flyer. Penley is here at Craney Hill for summer training. As you can see Penley really enjoyed her first flyer.
Mac the English Springer Spaniel is here at Craney Hill for kindergarten camp this summer. As you can see he and Todd are having some fun together. Mac is really doing a great job and moving forward in his training.
Here is Otis the cocker working on his retrieving today with Todd. As you can see he is a very happy cocker. Otis is about 5 months old and he is in our puppy kindergarten program. Summer Camp is Awesome!
This was not trained at CH Camp!
As you can see River is catching up on some much needed rest after getting home from CH camp. River was with us for about 4 months of obedience/field training. Daniel was pretty happy to see his dog and was very excited to see the progress that she has made at camp. Getting an early start in training is very important for your dog’s future. We will miss you River and hope to see you soon back at CH camp. Enjoy your summer vacation at the beach.