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!
That's right... Hunting season has been over for months. The snow has melted and everyone is itching to get outside. What better way to enjoy some nice spring weather than to take your dogs hunt testing? A couple weeks ago we took both Bo and Raven to the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Illinois AKC hunt tests at the Des Plaines state fish and wildlife area. Both dogs … [Read more...] about Hunt Test Season is in Full Swing!
The last couple of weeks in 2010 and most of January 2011 provided some really great mornings to be out in the field with the dogs and friends. We had some great hunts and decent clean up days. I do not believe we had a day this year where we didn't see birds. … [Read more...] about Late 2010 & January 2011 Hunts
The Weimaraner Club of Northern Illinois had a training day for its members. They had some left over quail to share with all who could make it out to John and Mary's place. It was a warm and windy day but perfect place to learn more about how to train dogs. I saw them help others with exercises to help the dogs strengthen their backing and steady to shot. There was dogs … [Read more...] about Training Day with WCNI (10-17-2010)