Todd and Riot win the National Open Championship 2018!
Dudley gets a CM (Certificate of Merit) in the National Open Championship 2018!
Thank you all for the lovely comments, phone calls and messages. We are very overwhelmed. Our homegrown boy Dudley received a CM. We are so proud of Dudley for going all the way at the National . He always surprises us each time we run him.
Riot did an awesome job this week. He has been a true joy to be around and run in the National. He warms our heart. Thank you Betsey and Kevin for trusting us with all of your dogs.
Christina and Todd
I often tell people that I do not train spaniels…I develop spaniels. It is a very fine distinction but a very important one. To me, a “trainer” implies a superiority over the pupil that is destined to fail from the beginning. A person that “develops” is destined to always be searching for ways to enhance communication and is learning to build a relationship to bring the most out of the pupil.
Limited reservations available for winter gun dog training in Georgia and early field trial training/campaigning in 2019. Get a jump on the new year and more important, do not miss the early development period with your pups due to weather!
Contact us immediately to coordinate a plan and drop off your dog. We will be at the Amateur National in Ohio, back to Georgia to train and at the Open National in Maryland in December. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the video of Julio running Georgia in a hunting situation for the first time and Whaley finds, flushes and retrieves his first wild pheasant.
HI, Christina and Todd,
Minnie had her first hunt of the season at RRC two weeks ago. She flushed 35 birds, she found and returned them all. We were in sorghum, corn stalks….all kinds of cover. What a joy to watch her work as she remembered how to do it with precision.
Joan & Minnie
Ella is loving her new English Springer Spaniel Ryker. We have heard that she wakes up early to train her dog and plans on doing more training with Todd once we get back to GA. We are really looking forward to seeing Ryker and his new family again down at the farm. Thank you for the updates and photos.
The puppies had such a long run in the grasses they needed a drink. It was so great to see all of them have so much fun somewhere in Iowa.
This was an awesome run for the puppies and Dixie. The puppies were-Alice, The Ferg, Bonnie, Clover, Trigger and Maggie. Todd was walking to me and Dixie was up front pushing a pheasant with the puppies right behind her. Watch the video and listen to what Todd is saying. Many more photos and videos to come. #spanielsinthefield #uplandhunting
Our training grounds this morning somewhere in Iowa. Taking the adult field trial dogs out in the tall bluestem grasses. The wind is blowing, the temps are cool. Should be a great day to find some wild pheasants.
No photos as Christina organized the house after we did food shopping this morning, and it was low 40s today. There is a lot of water and a lot of crops in the fields but we still pounded cover today and found some birds.
Here are a couple of highlights…
Gracie worked a moving bird in the grasses for about 25 yards and then the bird lined out. I saw her in a dead run about 80 yards away going over a hill. She returned in about two minutes soaking wet but I never saw the the bird.
Georgia worked a bird in the canary grass for about 25 yards before it ran into some woods for about 25 more yards. She pressured it back into the canary grass and put up a rooster another 25 yards out…pretty cool.
Dexter ran tight in canary grass through some woods and brush along a water way. He put up a woodcock and gave good chase until it finally flew across the water.
Whaley, Bailee, and Gunner ran well in various cover but the birds won.
Alice, Maggie, The Ferg, Trigger, Bonnie and Clover all ran together and missed out on pheasants but did jump about a dozen ducks!
Old dogs get to work tomorrow.