Bird dogs

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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.
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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
 
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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.
 
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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!
 
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Springers are WONDERFUL dogs. I have hunted grouse over them, very productive dogs. Thanks for all the kind comments.
 

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