Maddie went swimming for the first time today. Once she figured out how her legs work in the water we could not keep her out of the water. It was a hot day so swimming really felt good for the dogs.
It is getting to be late August so we have begun to stock the Johnny House with quail. They will remain in the pen for almost a week and then we will start flighting them a few at a time and let the puppies chase them. Within two weeks or so, we should be able … More Quail Are In The Pen
Sully went for a swim today. It took a little extra work to get Sully to swim. Dudley stepped in to give the little fella some help. Sully then caught on that it is more fun for him if he jumps in the water and get’s the tennis ball for himself. Dudley still had a … More English Springer Spaniel Sully Swims
CONDITIONING…IT IS MORE THAN JUST FINDING MORE BIRDS Considering the extreme heat and humidity typical of the summer and fall (in the south), I believe it is important to discuss conditioning and the impact lack of conditioning can have on your dog. The first thing we need to settle is that NO dog can hunt … More Conditioning Your Dog
Christina decided to place Roy in a family home. As Roy is getting up in age, we were both concerned that this magnificent dog that has been part of our lives for seven years was going to grow old in the kennel. Unfortunately, not every dog can be in the house and when you run … More Roy The Lab & His New Family-Great Story
Lady H on a rabbit. She also flushed some mussels, but not enough for dinner.
“You don’t know what you don’t know.” While always true, that statement was particularly applicable to the situation with my Springer Tom and myself. Though a life-long bird hunter, avid wing shooter and someone who had previously trained and hunted a lab, there was an awful lot I didn’t know; particularly about training and … More English Springer Spaniel Tom
As a life-long hunter, we have owned Labrador Retrievers since 1977. We have had American bred Labs, which we field trialed and we also have purchased a few Labs that were imported from Scotland. Many of the kennels had excellent dog lines and hunting dogs. I was primarily a waterfowl hunter, but I also used … More English Springer Spaniel Throttle & Labrador Frick Hunting Experiences
June 2015 Heidi continues to be a complete joy. In the off season (like now) her favorite place is a bay beach at Sag Harbor with a channel and small boat harbor, an osprey nest (we call the place Osprey Beach), and lots of cover. It’s full of rabbits, gulls and various other birds so … More English Springer Spaniel Lady Heidi & Her NY Adventure
“As a guy who really enjoys training my own dog (an 18-month old English Cocker), I found in Todd Agnew a great professional training partner that could help me get my dog to the next level. After getting several passes at the Junior Hunter level, I noticed there were a few things that I needed … More English Cocker Spaniel Kermit (The Dog)