Much to the delight of the Spinone, today marked the first day of spring training. I spent a couple of hours with Doc, Mia and Elvis, and although the temperature reached a balmy 40 degrees (f), the 20 mile per hour wind made it challenging. In spite of the wind, the guys did a great job and hadn’t lost a step during their 2-month layoff.
I think that Doc is an incredibly photogenic pointer, here on his first bird.
Doc’s second hit his point on the second bird from about 50 feet.
Mia stands tall on point.
Mia on her second bird.
Elvis is a nonchalant pointer but his strength is in tracking.
Every trainer who has seen Elvis has complemented him on the way he runs the field. I’ve occasionally considered getting him into tracking.