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Bird dogs

Discussion in 'Birds' started by dmwphoto, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. Since some of you are rather dog friendly, thought I would share a few pictures of one of my passions and hobbies, Bird dog training. This is from a session last saturday.
  2. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Magnificent animals Dave. Love that first pose.

  3. Excellent shots of excellent dogs, Dave! That first pose is so typical for a bird-dog.

    You mentioned you're a Dog trainer?, Hmm any hints&tips for my lab? :-D
  4. Panos,
    I have only trained one lab, he was pretty easy to train. Basics for a lab are come sit stay. then heel, fetch and other commands are a snap. I have an old copy of WATER DOG, by a man here in va. that i would be happy to send to you as a gift. he was a master at training retrievers and the ol bugger died in an ultralight plane crash at 74 years old. i think he built the plane too.
  5. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Bautiful shots of them out in the field.

    Posing and sniffing. Good job.
  6. Great shots of some beautiful animals Dave.
  7. D. Kelly

    D. Kelly Guest

    Beautiful dogs Dave...I train my own too, and it's a lot of fun watching them come along. I've got an 18 week old Springer now that already retrieves to hand and can find a single pheasant feather in the middle of the field...can't wait till October :D 

    I've used the books from the gent you mentioned...Richard Wolters I believe...and have for the last 15 years or so, his methods work like a charm (they have on my last 3 dogs anyway). Anyway...great shots of them as well, have fun in the fall!
  8. WOW!! Nice shots Dave. The bird dogs are fine lookin' animals!! :D  :D  :D 
  9. Springers are WONDERFUL dogs. I have hunted grouse over them, very productive dogs. Thanks for all the kind comments.
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