Glasswater Outdoors wrote:By birth I mean we have a bird pen in the back yard and he has been running the birds back and forth along the fence since he has been old enough to be out and free from the weaning crate. As far as shooting over him he is completley imune to gunfire. It does not phase him in the least. We constantly shoot in the yard. As far as blind manners is a 9 mo old lab so he
gets a little excited and inquisitive with the call. He doesnt jump or bark. As far as "one more guy yelling " i have not jad to yell at any of my dogs in the blind or field. If that were the case then this wouldnt be an issue becaise he wouldnt be ready. Like i said i havent hunted a dog this young and i was just looking for an opinion from those who had .
Thanks for your time.
They're born to it
Deuce N Ducks wrote:They're born to it
unfortunately that's not always the case....Or else I would go to the "puppy hut" pick something that resembled a retriever out of the bargin bin and have a great dog....
In all seriousness(i doubt you will listen) I wont hunt a dog ALONE that can't handle. You have to have a dog that is able to do blinds & Handle...PERIOD. But AGAIN, Unfortunately 75% of the dogs I see in the field during the year couldn't even pass a junior test let alone handle
I've never made my dogs machines, but they usually know better than I where the bird is.
So I should be directing them?
If she doesn't see it fall I can get her close enough to use her ability.
A junior hunt test? I don't need a certificate to tell me if I enjoy hunting with my dog and she finds a lot of birds I wouldn't have without her.
bet their owners love having them out with them.
Deuce N Ducks wrote:let me translate:I've never made my dogs machines, but they usually know better than I where the bird is.
Translation: I don't train my dog.So I should be directing them?
Transaltion: I don't train my dogIf she doesn't see it fall I can get her close enough to use her ability.
Translation: I can get her close as long as i don't run out of rocks or shells to throw...and if its further then 40yds I just pretend I didn't see itA junior hunt test? I don't need a certificate to tell me if I enjoy hunting with my dog and she finds a lot of birds I wouldn't have without her.
..... if you set low enough standards, you'll always meet your goalsbet their owners love having them out with them.
I'm sure they do, ignornace is bliss.... I love and enjoy my dog too?? Love and joy doesn't bring back birds, Good genetic ability and training does...
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