greenhead1987 wrote:Well, I am hunting out of a beavertail boat blind with a dog door installed. I keep it rolled up and she sits with her head out of the door most of the morning. I hope that is nothing serious and that it is just an acclimation issue. I am in the process of trying to decide what type of boarding ladder to build/buy. I have only taken her twice so I am trying not to get too frustrated with it because I know it is all new to her. I was thinking about the next time I get to go, taking a dummy and making her do some retrieves from the boat right before I plan to pick up decoys.
I'd say if pup was successful out of a pit blind, marked, and had no problem, it's just a matter of getting acclimated to a different way of huntin'.
Good idea on some marks, and if you have the luxury of an assistant you could have him toss some out in front of the dog from a distance. Set the blind up towards the shore and have an assistant toss from the shore into water.
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