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
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.