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.

 

 

 

 

Something To Dream About!

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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!

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.

Bear The English Cocker Spaniel Has Visitors!

Bear the English Cocker Spaniel had a visit from his Mom & Dad the other day. Russ and Amanda live just a few hours from our farm and decided to take a drive to see how their Bear was doing at camp.

Todd showed Russ and Amanda some of the things that Bear has been working on and soon put Russ to work on some of the drills with his dog. It's always fun to watch the owners work with their dogs, they are nervous but love every minute with their dog.

 

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Alan & Kermit SD Wild Pheasants

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.

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Just Another 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.

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Todd coming back with Dibbs, Rennie and Dudley. The boys are heeling so nice.

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Todd coming back with DJ and Kate at heel.

 

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This is what I was doing while Todd was working Kate and DJ.

 

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Lunch time with the puppies! Where did you have lunch today? I bet our lunch was a lot more fun than yours.

 

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Kermit having some fun with Todd during lunch.

 

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The view from my chair at lunch time.

 

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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...

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So that's what we did today.

Alan & Kermit Go Sharp-tail Hunting In ND

Notes from Alan!

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Kermit and I had a wonderful day of Sharp-tailed Grouse hunting today in ND. After 2 weekends of Field Trials and being on the road for nearly two weeks, this was a great reward for our hard work. It was a pleasure to see Kermit in his true element of hunting and not having to worry so much about the trial rules and regulations. We did very well and I did not even have my own gun. It was a side by side though, Todd and Christina!

 

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It's that time of the year again!

Welcome Bandit The Cocker

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.

 

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Mac, Otis & Penley Getting Their First Flyer!

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!

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Otis the English cocker spaniel with his first flyer. Otis is here at Craney Hill for summer camp. The little cocker with attitude. 

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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.

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