Right on. I am a hunter first, and agree completely. Many (keep your shirts on, of course not all) of the "hunter only" types are morons when it comes to dog training and care. My favorite line from these guys is: "We don't do all that training, we put our dogs on birds. Lots and lots of birds." I've heard this a dozen times; three times alone at the Bass Pro Shop Expo our club had a booth at two weeks ago. Most of these guys seemed to go out of their way to share this.Originally Posted by brian breuer
While training one day a few years back I damn near got into a fistfight with a neighborhood 80-yr old over a bumper his hunting dog decided to play keep-away with while my 2-dogs waiter patiently. With a squint in his eye and his fist clinched, he got in my face and actually said: "You're probably one of them field trialers, aren't you?" (I had not yet run my one series at the time). I forced myself to walk away from the situation so's not to have to possibly recount the story of a black-eye to my Mrs.