Pigeon Fun Day For The Pups!

Bonnie, Dixie & Ferg had some pigeon fun this morning in the field.

The Dog Conditioning Program Has Started!

Well, it is that time of the year again when we start our conditioning program with all of the field trial dogs. Todd is up in the early morning hooking up all of the working spaniels. We only road/exercise the older dogs that are over 2 with the ATV. Here is a short video of the dogs working out.

So all of you dog owners this is a big hint hint to get your dogs in shape now before the hunting season and field trials start!

You can see an article that Todd wrote about conditioning here. Please take the time to read this.

Border Collies Working Sheep In New York!

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.

 

Cheryl’s First Day Training At Craney Hill!

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.

 

 

 

 

The Dogs On Vacation In NY!

The dogs had a great time swimming in the cool NY water. The weather was simply wonderful for all the dogs. Thank you Betsey for taking us to this special spot so the dogs could swim and run free.  Enjoy the video! The photos that were in the video can be seen here.

Julio & Georgia Training Together!

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.

Heeling Work In The Yard

Here are some videos of Winnie and Mac working on heeling with Todd in the yard. They are both turning into wonderful obedient students. Sorry about the foggy video, going from AC to the boiling heat does silly things to the camera.

Mac's Video

 

Winnie's Video

 

 

Mac, Otis & Penley Working In The Field

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.