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Thread: Anyone else have a dog with attitude?

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    My husband had a lab he hunted pheasant with. She was never "trained", hunted on instinct. Once she leapt up and retrieved a pheasant he missed, nabbed it right out of the air. He had to let it go of course but she gave him the "must I do it myself" look. Another time, she was retrieving a shot bird, and a hawk decided it was nice of my husband to shoot it's next meal. Shadow would have NO part of that, she managed to get the pheasant from the hawk. She was ALL attitude.

    Shadow lived to be 15 1/2, he 15th birthday was 4 days after opening pheasant season. He took her out knowing she might die if she goes, but it would kill her to stay home. She put up a pheasant that day. I often wonder what she would have been like had she been trained.
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    I once went on a late season duck hunt on Lake Erie. Didn't bring the dog on account of the conditions. Got home and decided to take a picture of our harvest and put the dog in to pretty it up. After seeing the ducks, he went inside, climbed in his kennel and wouldn't have anything to do with me for the rest of the day and most of the next. After that, f I headed out with a gun, be it for trap shooting or deer hunting or whatever, if he wasn't going, I got the silent treatment for the rest of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FOM View Post
    Ummm, yeah...(see avatar to the left)

    X2, see avatar. Personality plus and then some.

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    I got another good one. I was goose hunting just outside Rochester, MN (home of the giants) and I managed to wing one at about 65-70 yards up. I probably shouldn't have even shot, but it was a slow day and I was frustrated. The bird came crashing through some trees, breaking several decent sized limbs in the process. I walked up the hill toward it and saw the largest goose I've ever seen walking around with an angry look. My old girl was about 9 months old at the time and only weighed about 45 lbs. I backed her away from the bird and reloaded my gun. I realized I only had two shells left (uh-oh). After two rounds to the head and neck from 10 feet away, the bird was mangled, but still alive. After repeated attempts to break the neck failed, I decided to walk the mile back to the truck for more shells. As I walked away, I heard the pup whining. I called her to come and kept walking. The noises stopped, so I assumed she was on her way. After another 20 yards, I looked back to see her dragging this goose (later measured at 21.5 lbs) by the neck. She wouldn't let me take it away from her until we were about 100 yards from the truck and it had finally died. I suppose this is how she ended up with a neck so large I couldn't keep a collar on (her neck was larger than her head for the first 5 years of her adult life). Stubborn dog never would leave a bird.
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    A couple of years ago I was pheasant hunting and winged a rooster. My dog was on his way back in with the bird and he was being spurred by the rooster all the way back. When he made it back to me instead of delivering to hand he spits out the bird, steps on it and rips it's head off. Then my dog looks up at me as if to say, That's how you kill a bird! Justice, my dog, then turns around and heads back out. Leaving the rooster on the ground in front of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol_Yeller View Post
    This is the look I got when I went 0-5 on teal. WTH Dad!

    My yellow that just passed gave me that same look many times.
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    Several years ago I was hunting at the beginning of January. To say it was cold was an understatement. We were hunting an area that was frozen solid. We brought along some plastic to make a fake pond and set the decoys on it.
    I was hunting with 2 friends and my 6 year old CLF. During the early morning she was fidgeting a bit. She made two retrieves and was still fidgeting. She wanted to go off but I would not let her.
    About 9 am along comes two wardens to check us. While we were being checked I let Molly wonder to do her business. While showing my paper work to one of the wardens Molly comes back. I did not pay a lot of attention to her. Molly then slams aggressively up against the side of my leg several times. I looked down and she is holding a drake canvasback. At the time the whole season for canvasbacks was CLOSED. Thank God the bird was frozen rock solid with its neck straight out, and was obviously not shot that morning. Needless to say it did create some tense moments, until my buddies both started praising Molly enthusiastically!!! The wardens knew that we had not shot the bird and one said he had seen two guys shooting the same spot two days before. Needless to say it did make for some friendly bantering for the rest of the hunt.
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    I was still a couple years shy of hunting age. BLM who is 11 years old, Char. Dad had him hunting early season but the weather was turning and old age had started its cruel dance. Dad gets home early Friday, packs up, and heads out with the younger lab. When Mom, my brother, and I get home, he greats us with his smile and is all happy go lucky. Shortly there after, I hear cussing and swearing coming from the folks room. Char had left a healthy deposit right on Dad's pillow and then proceeded to leave his signature all along Dad's side of the bed. Mom's was just fine. We ended up going to the laundromat that night...

    You would have thought Dad learned from the weekend before and the good listening session he endured, but not so. Dad forgot to kennel Char when he left for the next weekend and we came home to another mess just on Dad's side of the bed. Mom was fit to be tied. The dog and I went for a nice walk that evening because I didn't know if the threats coming from Mom were idle or filled with honest to goodness bad intentions. The next morning Mom went and got all new bedding. She was better then and I wasn't nearly as worried for the dog. Dad on the other hand, well, he was working that one off for a while.

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    I got my first dog when I graduated HS. Didn't now sh!t about training etc but got a heck of a dog. He was my child. Anyway, one time I had to board him as we went on a vacation for 5 days. When we got back I was so eager to see him I couldn't wait. I expected him to jump all over me when they brought him out. They went in the back (at the vets) came out with Jake on a leash and he just walked up and peed on my leg and would NOT pay any attention to me. He was like that for about 2 days. Hurt my feelings back then but realized he was angry with me. He would rub my missed shots in my face by picking up a earlier killed bird and walk around with it.

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    This is one of the better threads I've read in a wile. I'm loving the stories. I can relate to most of them.
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