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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Rick and Gracie are prepping for the opening of dove season. As you can see Rick is having a great time with his dog.
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.
DJ has had plenty of practice running in the field trial puppy stakes, but this trial was going to be special. His owner, Rich, was going to run DJ for the first time in the puppy stake and this was Rich’s first field trial. There were a lot of smiles and the nerves were on edge for Rich (not according to Rich!).
The event was a successful practice run for both Rich and DJ. Soon after the placements and celebration of the win, DJ was on his way home to Boston for the first time…a country dog going to the big city! We hope you enjoy your time together and we will see DJ later in the summer for further training.
Here are a few photos of DJ with his new Mom Sarah and big sister Indie. As you can see, DJ is already fitting in very well in his new surroundings. We look forward to more photos of DJ in the big city.
Todd was out early the other morning in the fog to exercise the field trial dogs. It is very important to keep the working dogs in great shape. All the dogs just love this part of the day.
Welcome to Georgia Dexter!
Dexter had a fun plane ride from TX, and he is already running the house. Dexter has been very interested in the Christmas tree, I hope the tree holds up just a little bit longer. Dexter is very busy training with Todd already. One must get an early start on a young puppies training, plus they get tired and take little naps. Enjoy a few photos of Dexter!
Congrats to Betsey and LoneStar for their 3rd place in the NJ field trial. Good luck to you and your dogs in 2018.
Betsey and Riot got 3rd place at the Amateur Central Connecticut Field Trial in December. Keep up the great team work!
A note from Grier.
We went on our first dove hunt of the season. One afternoon hunt and one morning hunt. Clair did a great job and was a big hit with the other hunters. She is a really big hit with me.
Go Clair & Grier!