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
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
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!
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)