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Getting back into the puppy business

By |2016-06-29T14:22:39-06:00June 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

In the past several years our females have gotten older and have "gone the way of the world." In fact, our beloved female, Dizzie, is now older and has cancer. She will need to be put down in the next few weeks. We have not kept up on getting younger dogs and so there has

Meg

By |2016-06-29T14:16:02-06:00June 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Meg is our newest female labrador retriever. She will be bred to our male Digger and should have some outstanding pups. We are excited to see what this breeding produces.

Teaching Ridge to sit – Part II

By |2010-09-17T09:40:27-06:00September 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Ridge is now 14 weeks old and I have been working with him on an infrequent basis. today is probably the 6th day of training on sit. As you can see in the video below, Ridge is already doing very well. I have been increasing the time he is required to sit and have been

Ridge’s first pigeon

By |2010-08-12T17:16:43-06:00August 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Yesterday about 8:00 pm we gave Ridge his first pigeon to retrieve. It is a dead and frozen bird. I like to use frozen birds to start out a puppy because I believe a live bird is just too much for a young puppy to handle. Similarly, a freshly killed bird is just too floppy

Ridge’s First Retrieve with remote throw

By |2010-08-09T17:25:16-06:00August 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Today Jim (Beckley) and I went out training and Ridge went along. Jim stood about 30 yards away as the "gunner." He was set up just like for our older dogs with a duck call and training pistol. He blew the call, shot the gun, and threw Ridge's paint roller dummy.

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