Monthly Archives: June 2015

Bird on a wire

I continued with my short training sessions with a return to honoring. I had already released my pigeons for the day so there were only a couple left in the bird loft with which to train. The majority of birds … Continue reading

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Putting it together

Bill Tarrant wrote about the value of short, 5-10 minute training sessions, and it seems to be paying off for Doc and Mia. I take them out in the pasture several times a week for a short training session on … Continue reading

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Abbreviated water training

Last Sunday I took Doc and Mia to McTucker ponds in order to get an idea of where they were with water retrieves. I started them out on a couple of plain bumpers which they became bored with after a couple of … Continue reading

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Trap shooting

Thursday evening I went out to the trap range and shot two rounds, one with my 16-gauge and one with my 12-gauge. Talk about a reality check, my shooting was dismal! I only hit 8 of 25 with my 16-gauge … Continue reading

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Blind introductions

I did a little goose hunting last year which meant sitting in blinds or behind trees waiting for them to fly over. Mia, Elvis and Doc were not impressed with this type of hunting. So when a good friend gave me … Continue reading

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