One morning during our stay in Millbrook, Betsey took us to see a good friend of hers that trains border collies. Mich would be training her border collies this morning and she was kind enough to let us watch her, plus take photos/videos. Mich trials her dogs in the open events and she spends a lot of time training. As you can see there is more to this than just the dog or dogs, one needs land and sheep plus gear to take care of everything. This dog and handler work was amazing to watch. Everyone should take the time to watch this type of dog and handler work if you can.
Enjoy the video, turn up the volume and you can see more photos here.
Thank you Betsey for taking us over to watch Mich.
Thank you Mich for letting us spend time with you that fun morning.
Our new client Cheryl spent the weekend at Craney Hill Kennel for a consultation in dog training. Cheryl was put to work with our dogs in the field and in the training yard. Cheryl's english cocker spaniel Gunner has been here for training so she was dying to see him. Todd put Cheryl and Gunner to work and they both did a really nice job working together as you can see in the video. They both progressed in their training during the weekend and we are looking forward to more training sessions with Cheryl and her crazy cocker Gunner. Enjoy the video and you can see more photos of their weekend here.
Southwest Kansas 2009
As most of us are dealing with the heat and humidity this time of the year, I just thought that I would remind all of you of what is to come this fall/winter. Wild Pheasants, Grouse, Woodcock IA/KS/ME/MN/ND/SD/WIS, cold temps, wind, rain and snow!
Oh yes, and those wonderful Spaniels working those wild birds so they can flush them up into the sky for us so we can take aim and hopefully the birds come to the ground. Then that trained hard working Spaniel can retrieve to hand for you. Just a thought!
So get those dogs into shape and trained don't wait till the last minute!
Kate places 2nd at the Maine trial. This was Kate's first open stake field trial, we call it her big girl trial. She and Todd did a fantastic job during the whole trial. We are very excited for Kate and her family and we are looking forward to continue working with Kate. She is a lovely girl. Thank you Bob for trusting us with your girl.
I found this perfect spot in NY for her photo, she just got done swimming so she had a short time to dry off.
Here is a short video of Dudley's Grand Kids having some fun swimming.
Julio traveled 4000 miles from Alaska to see his gal Georgia for the first time. Julio was so happy to get out of the cold weather, but was soon tired of the heat, humidity & rain in Georgia. Julio and Todd trained everyday from morning to late afternoon and even in the rain. We truly enjoyed watching Julio smile so much when he was working with Georgia.
Georgia is not finished with her training but we are very hopeful that she continues to progress in her learning for the field trials and hunting.
It was sad to watch Julio say good bye to Georgia.
Thank you Julio for all of the wonderful treats from Alaska!
Enjoy the video and turn on the volume! More photos click here.
English Springer Spaniels Ella & Mac Going For A Swim!
It has been raining here in GA everyday and the ponds are filled up to the top!
Enjoy the video and turn up the volume!
There was some really tough conditions at the Kansas trials. We had high winds, which started a grass fire, that stopped the trial for a bit and the fire department was sent our way. They have had no moisture out that way for some time now.
Riot had a great run at the Central Kansas trial. We are very pleased as to how he is coming along in his training. Keep your eyes on this guy!
John and Allie had a great hunting season in 2017 together. They had many adventures in many different states. Here are a few photos of their travels.
Carl woodcock hunting with his Boykin Spaniel in NC. Carl has spent many training days with Todd at our farm in GA. All of Carl's hard work is coming together to make a really nice hunting team.
Terry with family and friends bird hunting with his Springer Mitch and Setter Callie in IL.
The most picturesque are the SD Public Lands pics. Kermit and I went out by ourselves. We put up some praire chickens but that is all we saw all day long. Vast beauty and desolate. Not a soul around but us. Great time.
Notes from Scott in NE!
Two roosters and a quail! Heavy cover. Can't even explain how good Lincoln did on the second rooster. He was on and off it for what felt like 5 minutes. I knew he was on something and we didn't move that much because of the cover and then he kept working it out and finally beat the bird because it was determined to lose him in the thick grass and not fly. It was one of the best experiences I've ever had with him. Then to top it off he flushed a covey of quail and I actually shot one. Miracles never cease.