Have a good day.
Yupp. Mine. And lots of others. If you pick up on driven shoots, it's a basic tool of the trade. Very often you'll send your dog for a pricked bird that's still in the air and planing on for hundreds of yards and he'll have to pass a lot of dead ones on the way. On other occasions there will be a few dead birds lying in the open with a runner amongst them.Quote:
Has anyone out there seen a dog that would consistently handle a poison bird in a hunting situation that was trained without being force fetched, or without force to get the dog pasted the poison bird and on the the cripple that would be lost if it was not retrieved first?
Again, mine do. So do the others I see around.Quote:
Do these no force british labs hunt woodcock? Not too many dogs will pick them up without forcing.
And the appallingly bad manners of the dogs in the US are all too clearly reflected in their handlers who themselves are easily distinguished by their wobbly fat arses and waddling gait.Quote:
The British trainers have such bad teeth the dogs are having a hard time understanding them.
Either or both. On a driven shoot the dog won't see a bird fall he'll see dozens, and still be expected to take whatever line he's given; if you fluff it up in a Trial that's you on the bus home just as Robert described. On the first drive last Monday five dogs picked 120 birds, so one falling out of the sky is hardly a novelty.
And the appallingly bad manners of the dogs in the US are all too clearly reflected in their handlers who themselves are easily distinguished by their wobbly fat arses and waddling gait.
We have wobbly fat arses cause we still have our teeth at age 20.:D.
Yellow machine and Shawn White, grow up a little and keep the insults to yourselves, if you have nothing decent to write then don't bother.
This forum doesn't need that crap, looks bad for the forum.