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A Ruffie for Doc

I stopped hunting grouse in Inman Creek a few years ago because they drove sheep through the area, and that chased out all the birds. That didn’t seem to be the case a couple of weeks ago when Doc found … Continue reading

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Doc hunts up grouse

After grooming the burrs out of Elettra from her morning hunt, I loaded Doc in the truck and headed for Inman Creek. My plan was to try and catch the grouse during their afternoon watering. I haven’t been to Inman … Continue reading

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Elettra inaugurates 2019 hunting season

Elettra got the nod for the first hunt of the 2019 season, and we spent the morning hunting ruffed grouse in Wolverine Canyon. Another hunter had already claimed the spot I wanted to hunt Friday morning, so I drove back … Continue reading

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Weekend at Fall Creek

We took our Nucamp teardrop trailer to Fall Creek for the weekend and this time, brought along Doc and Elvis. It was a relaxing weekend of lounging around, fishing, and taking the guys for walks. We did have a young … Continue reading

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The Looking Glass drill illustrated

After working with Elettra last Friday morning, I took Doc and Elvis out for some training. Actually, Elvis who has never enjoyed training, was content to sniff and lay around watching Doc train. Using a bumper with an attached wing, … Continue reading

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Retrieving with Elettra

Unfortunately, most people (and trainers) relate force fetching with inducing pain. I oppose that philosophy – it’s one that I never have, nor ever plan on using. I want dogs “wanting” to retrieve rather than “having” to retrieve, and training … Continue reading

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Through the Looking Glass and what Doc found there

We returned to the baseball drill Friday morning and while Doc did very well with his left and right casts, he had a lot of trouble with back casts and taking a line to the bumper. I quickly gave up … Continue reading

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