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Cops and dogs

I took Doc and Elvis out for a little training, where we again focused on searching. Two policemen were monitoring traffic at the school across the street from where we were training. After training, I spoke with them for a … Continue reading

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Duck search without birds or water

It may sound counter intuitive, but it depends on what you want to accomplish. First, I wanted to give the guys a little mental stimulation. During these months between the end of hunting season and when we begin training, they … Continue reading

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Doc’s retrieve and duck search

I’ve attached a video of Friday’s duck hunt. Doc had just returned with the duck I had shot when a wounded duck went scrambling through the brush. I sent Doc after it, but after nearly half-an-hour of searching, he went … Continue reading

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Afternoon hunt with the boys

Doc and Elvis braced well on Monday’s Pheasant hunt, and I had a lot of fun watching the (half) brothers work together. Elvis got the first point with Doc honoring, but Doc got the retrieve. The birds were holding tight … Continue reading

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Afternoon hunt with Doc

If you follow my blog, you know that Doc’s hunting has suffered from lack of training this year. I believe that dogs – at least mine – can work some issues out for themselves and in doing so, learn better … Continue reading

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Opening day duck hunt with Doc and Elettra

Saturday was opening day of the waterfowl hunting season for this region of the state, so I took Doc and Elettra. There are still times when it hits us that Mia is no longer with us and hunting season is … Continue reading

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Ecotherapy

Ecotherapy (a.k.a. Green Therapy, Nature Therapy, Earth-Centered Therapy) is a new buzzword to me, but the term was coined by pastoral counselor Howard Clinebell in 1996. However its something I and perhaps most outdoor enthusiasts already know – nature is … Continue reading

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