|11-07-2017, 02:18 PM||#1|
Joined: Jul 2004
My Son accepted an invitation from one of his staff for a Pheasant Hunt this last week and we scored our limit of 1 Hen and 1 Rooster each. But the Star of the show was my three year old Labrador. At home, or visiting the Grandchildren, it's all puppy stuff. Lick the kid's, chase the ball, tug of war, etc. Get her in the field and change come's over Her that has to be seen. Ignores the other Dog's and hunter's, no butt sniffing or chasing, it's work time. She zig-zag's between me and my Son until she pick's up a scent and then trail's the bird until close. Then hold's a point until we're close then a short rush to flush the bird. It's a pleasure to watch. The Dog can find a downed bird in the thickest brush and retrieve's and release's perfectly. The landowner who was watching, asked how much did it cost to have the Dog trained and how long it took. The answer was nothing and it took about an hour to train her to fetch a bird dummy. Instinct. Amazing.