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!
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 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 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!
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.
River the Boykin doing some bird watching! River you have done some growing up since you left Craney Hill camp..
A very special fun weekend at Craney Hill. Rich was able to handle his new dog DJ in the field and also do obedience drills with the help of Todd this weekend. Rich and Sarah drove all the way out from Boston to have some fun at Craney Hill and to enjoy their new dog.
DJ still has more training to do here at Craney Hill, so I'm sure the ride home to Boston will be long for Rich as he will be missing his dog. There are some big plans for this team so keep an eye out on our news page.