The first hunt…the day has arrived

After some mild coaxing on my part directed at my father I finally managed to convince him that the dog was indeed ready and that a bird hunt would in fact be good for him.  Let me just say this- my father is unshakeable in his practical sensibilities.  From the beginning of my bird dog […]

7 months approaching the first hunt

Well….the time has come.  It has been a long summer of training, obedience, conditioning, and anticipation of the coming fall.  The plan all along has been to take Gus to a preserve about 30 minutes down the road as soon as they start hunting in October.  The preserve officially opens in September, but hot temperatures […]