Job well done my friend!
Type: Posts; User: John Gianladis
Job well done my friend!
Good point(s) Chris! And by the way, I think I may have a gun dog for sale. Ha!!!!
A significant percentage of Field Trial and Hunt Test judges need to be WAY more conscientious about dog safety when setting up tests in hot (even warm) weather!
A lot of dogs, including mine, don't take good care of their bodies when picking up fun bumpers. I have taught my last two trial dogs to sit facing me and catch a gently thrown bumper at "mouth...
Acceptable, but what Peter said is accurate!
Find a good swim by pond (small rectangle, oval, or circle; ideally about 15 or 20 yards across). Swim by takes about a week or two, assuming the dog handles on land. It's a very valuable drill and...
I feed green bag Iams with cooked wild game (usually venison, but sometimes goose breasts) added in. I've done this for a long time with good results. As long as the meat you have doesn't...
Thanks Chris! You're an awesome co-judge and I'm sure we will judge again sometime!
Thank you for the input everyone. My question originated from 2 different occasions where I was running a very high dog and was being honored by an even higher dog. As the honor dog crept farther out...
It is so common place in field trials to honor on lead after a pick up, break, or even a handle, that judges don't even have to say anything to the handler. They just put the lead on the dog and go...
Chad, you're a good man! In my home state, Missouri, Busch Wildlife Area, just outside of St. Louis is a really good example of state managed field trial grounds. The grounds are multi-purpose, but...
This is really sad news! Steve was an awesome guy!! I trained with him some when I lived in NC. He loved those Brown Dogs!!!!! Steve and Bingo are probably lining water blinds in Heaven today!!!
Thank you so much to Ted Shih, Terry Rotschafer, Paul Sletton, and Dave Rorem for the awesome write up in RFTN on 'judging the high roller'. This article brings up some great points on judging high...
Check out Sturgill Simpson and a band from East TX called Whiskey Myers!
I put Dick Cepek Trail Country tires on my 2010 Silverado and have been real happy with them. Great on and off road!
I had a dog that was so smart, she always new her number. You didn't have to release her on her name. It was awesome! The judge would say 56 or 13 or whatever and she just knew to take off!!
Very interesting Tammy! Thanks for posting!
Look at Raft Creek Road Grader 'Willie' owned by Jim Byrd. He is out of Grady bred to my female 'Gypsy'. Willie made the derby list in 3 or 4 starts, had two Qual wins as a 2 year old, and has...
Chad, I think you should just teach these pups to hunt shed antlers and you should stick to bass fishing! Just kidding brother! I'm excited you're getting back in to it! Glad I live in MO now and...
The price difference makes sense. I hope more HRC clubs continue to at least consider using live birds. It makes a big difference when assessing hunting dogs!
Wow! I had no idea that HRC didn't use live birds!! What are the entry fees like?
It's the HUNTING retriever club! The more flyers the better. That's crappy they didn't have a shot flyer in one of the divisions!!!
Flyers need to be visible! Using launchers to flight birds (particularly at a distance or with a bad background) is problematic. A soap box for a different day maybe, but I would LOVE to see...
Captain Jack and Mitch made lots of great points regarding use of flyers when judging. Additionally, a flyer is as close to duck or pheasant hunting as we get in the FT world. You are able to observe...