So you've entered your first AKC pointing breed hunt test. It's time to show and prove that your pup is progressing into a budding bird dog. Are they ready? More importantly; are YOU ready? Entry fees seem to go up each year making entering these tests quite a gamble to chase paper with your hunting buddy. A couple of us here at Bird Dog Life spent this spring getting some … [Read more...] about Hunt Test Tips – AKC Junior Pointing Dogs
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)