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scottsman 02-23-2002 08:51 PM

Well next weekend I'll be chasing birds for the last time this year. Tear comes to my eye just writting this. Gona give the little bitt, 2 months off. What do you guys do with your dogs in the off-season? She's almost a year old now and I want to do more than just some road work with her.
Should I try keeping a few live birds to work her with once and a while? Or just work on basic obediance drills? What's you guy's scerets?

Mr. 16 gauge 02-25-2002 08:56 AM

Our wild bird season here in MI has been over for some time. Preserves are always an option....they help control cabin fever for both dog and hunter for a while. You can also get some pigeons and plant them and use them to reinforce commands such as "whoa" & "fetch", and it helps give thier nose a workout.
You can also do yard new skills while reinforcing old ones; it certainly makes for less swearing come opening day! Good luck & good training!

uplandchessies 02-25-2002 07:36 PM

In KY, our ruffed grouse and crow season ends on Feb. 28th. Afterwards, I use homers during the off-season and do a lot of water work, so that my dogs stay in shape.

Brddog 02-27-2002 02:20 PM


Looking for strong breeding contract for breeding my 3 yr old Golden this spring.
Has great pedigree, looking for sire to match.

what's a good contract to sign with sire's owner before breeding takes place?.

ShortHair 02-28-2002 11:27 PM

Brddog, how about a pick of the litter and a handshake. That's how we do it in Georgia.

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