Since work is so slow, I've had Trap out at least 5 times a week since September.
How many here have their dog for hunting as the main reason?
Ive had lots of time to hunt this season, and Trap has made at least 250 retrieves.
Mostly marks, with just a few blinds.
I train to make him a better hunting dog, but thru the training, have been able to get him going into the senior level of hunt tests.
Do you hunters run the tests to keep sharp, and see just how well your meat dog does in tests?
I am into a well mannered, well trained, companion, and mainly run the tests as an affermation of my training.
Yep, we make mistakes, dont know all the ins and outs about the games, but we sure have fun doing it.
Pass or fail, hes still going home with me, and is still my buddy.