Spring will be here before you know it! As we wrap up the bird seasons in the Midwest our thoughts begin to turn to figuring out what comes next; spring hunt test and field trial season! Whether you're totally new to the AKC hunt test world or you and your dogs are seasoned competitors out to finish up your MH it's time to gather and clean up all your gear. … [Read more...] about AKC Pointing Dog Hunt Test Gear Checklist
As most of the public upland hunting seasons begin to wrap up and we progress through the end of the preserve hunting season we all tend to start to get cabin fever waiting for warmer weather. Our dogs get lazy and fat, the gear gets packed away until next year. This year I'd like to suggest an alternative to putting your pup on the bench until the weather warms up. Early … [Read more...] about AKC Hunt Tests – Do Your Dogs Measure Up?
It was a little iffy this day. The forecast called for rain and wind most of the day with temps in the mid-60's. Luckily it only rained for about ten minutes and the temps stayed in the 40's and 50's all day. The dogs had fun, we had fun! … [Read more...] about WI Training Day 2013
Everyone faces the urge to get that new puppy into the field as quickly as possible. While it is true that early and repeated exposure to birds and the various stimuli that a dog experiences while afield is almost always a net positive for a young dog gun fire is one instance where slow is almost assuredly always better. Some people might argue this point but we believe that … [Read more...] about Gunfire and Your Pup…
It's starting to get pretty warm out there. You've had plenty of time to let the fond memories of the past season sink in. Take a moment and think back one more time of those crisp mornings and great bird work pup put in. Ok, so maybe it wasn't ALL great. You know what I'm talking about; a creep and a busted bird here, a repeated command or two there. Most of us tend to … [Read more...] about Summer school is in!