Evening training

With the heavy winds we had Saturday and Sunday, I didn’t think I’d be able to do much training so I gave the guys a good workout on the treadmill. The winds died down to something below 20 mph on Sunday evening so I put the guys on some pigeons. I didn’t want the guys out in the pasture where they might spook the horses that are currently pastured there, so I kept them on check cords.

Elettra on point

Elettra on point

Elettra got the first two birds and while its all quickly coming back to her, we need to work on her steady-to-flush.

Working with Elettra on the check cord.

Working with Elettra on the check cord.

Elettra and Doc on point

Elettra and Doc on point

I worked Doc with Elettra on the next two birds.

Elettra and Mia on point

Elettra and Mia on point

Mia and Elettra got the last two birds and a Pheasant flew into the pasture while we were training. It was too good of an opportunity to pass up, so I took the girls out on check cords to find it. The Pheasant flushed halfway across the pasture; Mia did a nice job of remaining steady-to-flush, but Elettra never saw the bird as she was hunting the heavy grass.

Mia on a check cord, steady-to-flush on wild pheasants in the pasture

Mia on a check cord, steady-to-flush on wild pheasants in the pasture

It was too late to work Elvis, so I let him out to romp around the yard while I set the water.

Elvis relaxing after a romp in the yard, too dark to work him on birds

Elvis relaxing after a romp in the yard, too dark to work him on birds

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1 Response to Evening training

  1. We have had a lot of wind too which is good for duck hunting but makes upland a challenge.

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