Tag Archives: bird dog training

Tracking the elusive Pheasant

Mia honors Doc on point. When I saw a big rooster pheasant wandering around on our ditch bank, I saw a golden opportunity to put Doc and Mia on something besides a pigeon. I didn’t necessarily want them working up … Continue reading

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Back to retrieving

We went back to retrieving drills this past Sunday and while the Doc and Mia did okay on their long retrieves, the angles were a little too much. In the diagram,  #1-4 represent two sets of retrieves we ran with the … Continue reading

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Training in the wind

Last week I worked with the guys on a little steadiness and honoring and this Saturday put Doc and Mia on some birds in the pasture. In spite of a heavy wind that prompted a warning, it was warm and … Continue reading

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Mark and honor

I spent a few minutes with Doc and Mia on retrieving, combining honoring with marking. My diagram is inspired by Two Brown Dawgs and the nice retriever diagrams they post in their blog. We ran 3 sets of bumpers with … Continue reading

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Casting in the snow

Our Sunday plans changed, and the cold front that brought snow also froze the muddy ground, so after letting the dogs run the pasture for a bit, I worked with Mia and Doc on casting. I wanted to focus their … Continue reading

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Winter whoas

  Although my guys are generally steady to wing, there are occasions when they break on birds and are not as consistently steady as they need to be. While they do fine on planted birds, wild birds will flush 3-4 … Continue reading

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More honoring

        Our Saturday morning training session was cancelled due to the heavy rains that we’ve been getting over the past couple of weeks, which turned the access road and fields into a muddy mess. But that hasn’t … Continue reading

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