The Dove season has started and we really enjoy the notes from the field on our dogs. Sully from KY had a great day in the field and his owner Steve is very pleased as to how Sully was working during the hunt. As you can see Steve used the place board with Sully in the field. Great thinking Steve. Why not help the dog with place during the hunt.
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Notes from Rick
Gracie 80yd marks bumpers or pigeons holding well Boss. She said she misses you but she been known to lie sum. Doing well in the water also. Maybe we shouldn’t sell?
Keep up the great work Rick and we look forward to working with Gracie again this Fall/Winter. Todd
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Rick and Gracie are prepping for the opening of dove season. As you can see Rick is having a great time with his dog.
Bonnie, Dixie & Ferg had some pigeon fun this morning in the field.
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.
A happy day for Bandit and his owner's. Bandit was finishing up summer camp and going back home. We had a really fun morning with Amber and Bill as they had to learn many new training steps in order for Bandit to come home and be successful. Enjoy your dog!
Gracie the black & white english springer spaniel had a surprise one day when her Mom and Dad showed up for a visit. As you can see someone missed Gracie a lot! Gracie is finishing up her first phase of training and will soon be able to go back home to KY. I sure hope it's cooler up there for her.
Yesterday was a very exciting day for Bear the cocker. He was going home! Russ and Amanda arrived yesterday morning in a GA down pour which put off seeing Bear first thing. The rain finally Stopped! Now Russ and Amanda had to go to work with Bear. They all did a great job and even had some fun. Russ and Amanda were sent home with many new lessons for Bear. Good Luck and Have Fun with Bear!
Welcome Bonnie from NE & our little Irish Ferg is from Canada.. They are both having a lot of fun here at the farm already.
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.