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gun dog class of 18

Postby urbanHog312 » Oct Thu 18, 2018 11:41 am

my little buddy came home from bird camp last week. 5 months of hard work and being away from home served him well. he was a terrorist when i dropped him off at 6 months of age and tbh, i didnt even look in the rear view. well, he came back a god. hes smarter than most of my friends. he retrieves to hand and sits flawlessly waiting for his next command. he hunts em up harder than most pointers ive hunted over. i cant take much credit for any of this except that i did do my research and "interviewed" nearly ten trainers in the state before locking down terms with an absolute retriever genius who took excellent care of my pup and returned to me a happy go lucky golden whos birdy as all hell. gonna be a great season.

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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby Phil6 » Oct Thu 18, 2018 1:00 pm

Congrats, i've always wanted to get a pup and send it to training. If you dont mind me asking, how much did a 5month doggy camp run you?
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Postby joetrain » Oct Thu 18, 2018 1:32 pm

So cool. I’m not a hunter but I tried it once. Went pheasant hunting with my buddy and watching his German short hair work was absolutely amazing.
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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby billebob5 » Oct Thu 18, 2018 3:04 pm

awesome stuff! here's to a successful season and many more in the future. :thumbup:
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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby jmdog2003 » Oct Thu 18, 2018 3:14 pm

Oh man I love retrievers. That's a fine looking one too. He'll reward you ten fold.
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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby RonG » Oct Thu 18, 2018 3:25 pm

What's first on your pup's agenda now that he knows you got him a FOID card?
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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby vman01 » Oct Thu 18, 2018 9:35 pm

Good looking and smart, that dogs a keeper.
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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby HEDDONFROG » Oct Thu 18, 2018 10:41 pm

I love watching a great bird dog do their thing, it’s a beautiful thing to behold. Congratulations
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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby urbanHog312 » Oct Fri 19, 2018 9:05 am

how much did a 5month doggy camp run you?


a little less than a used civic.

What's first on your pup's agenda


just getting him used to working for me and myself learning the collar/commands. first hunt is this weekend. starting small and working our way towards some dakota and arkansas trips next year.
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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby Aux Pleins » Oct Fri 19, 2018 3:07 pm

Work that dog or she'll lose it. My dog is now gun, firework, and thunder shy. First 3 or 4 years I had her it wasn't a problem. We dont hunt, so it's basically my fault. :D
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Postby badger75 » Oct Thu 25, 2018 8:18 pm

Nice looking dog. Hope all goes well.
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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby labman » Dec Thu 20, 2018 9:56 am

Aux Pleins wrote:Work that dog or she'll lose it. My dog is now gun, firework, and thunder shy. First 3 or 4 years I had her it wasn't a problem. We dont hunt, so it's basically my fault.
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Same here. I have a trained lab and weimar. Both are babies not hunting partners any more. The Weimar is Bluefloyds old dog. She is 13 and almost ready to join old blue. I'm gonna miss that old girl when she does go.
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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby urbanHog312 » Dec Thu 20, 2018 2:56 pm

my boy blue is really locking in. Ive had him out every weekend. every time we hunt i become more impressed with his drive and ability.

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of course he is fulfilling his duty as the wife's pet as well...

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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby HEDDONFROG » Dec Thu 20, 2018 11:49 pm

You seem like you’re a very proud pup pappy. Btw is the tree fence to keep the dog away or kids? We’d have to electrify it to keep the cats out from getting in to play
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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby urbanHog312 » Dec Fri 21, 2018 8:31 am

fence is for the dog. after he ate a handful of ornaments as a puppy last year, we took the preventative route. if all goes well with the dog, i might consider children...of course planning conception with spring bass spawn and november whitetail rut in mind... :moresarcasm:
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Postby HEDDONFROG » Dec Sat 22, 2018 2:52 am

urbanHog312 wrote:fence is for the dog. after he ate a handful of ornaments as a puppy last year, we took the preventative route. if all goes well with the dog, i might consider children...of course planning conception with spring bass spawn and november whitetail rut in mind... :moresarcasm:


Haha...Hum, sounds like a late spring conception. Jr will arrive in Jan/Feb. Ugh, I hated following that damn ovulation calendar "Ok, it's ready lets go" I felt so used ;)
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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby badger75 » Dec Sat 22, 2018 4:12 pm

Looks like the dog school did a great job.
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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby Rambler » Dec Thu 27, 2018 6:35 pm

I knew a guy many years ago who lived in the boonies north of Woodstock. He had a mutt - probably half lab who - and I'm not making this up - would go out on her own every day during the season and bring home dead and wounded pheasants. She'd leave them on his back porch. Damnedest thing.
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Re: gun dog class of 18

Postby Phil6 » Dec Fri 28, 2018 9:38 am

Rambler wrote:I knew a guy many years ago who lived in the boonies north of Woodstock. He had a mutt - probably half lab who - and I'm not making this up - would go out on her own every day during the season and bring home dead and wounded pheasants. She'd leave them on his back porch. Damnedest thing.



Ah, he got himself one of those new Automatic Hunting Dogs
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