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A training reminder

The guys don’t appreciate vacations and become restless between the end of hunting season and start of their off-season training. Occasional workouts on the treadmill and runs in the pasture still don’t appease them, they want birds. So on Saturday … Continue reading

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Not taking No

Doc was upset when I took Mia hunting and left him home. Then he had an absolute fit when I worked Elettra on pigeons and left him in the yard. Since the kid refused to take No for an answer, … Continue reading

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Picture perfect bird hunt

Rarely have I enjoyed a hunt more than Friday’s grouse hunt with Mia and she was at her best: pointing, tracking, retrieving, and hunting the impossibly thick brush as only a Spinoni can. As a team we were of one mind, … 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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Hint, hint

  I think the guys are hinting that it’s time to start training again, because they were all about pointing when I let them run in the pasture the other day.

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Bumper piles

Diagram of Doc and Mia’s retriever drills, after training I let them race each other to retrieve the 2 middle bumpers After letting everyone run in the pasture for awhile, I worked with Doc and Mia on their retrieving and both … Continue reading

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