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Pontus’ progress

Pontus is now 10 months old and although we do all the boring dummy retrieving, it never becomes quite as much as it ought to be because it is really very boring. Also, I have been taking advantage of the … Continue reading

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Gollum Pointing and Flushing Woodcock

In February there were still loads of woodcock about and I took Gollum and Pontus, my two wirehaired pointers, out to find some. I made three little films of Gollum on point with the subsequent flush. Pontus, the apprentice, was … Continue reading

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Hunting and pointing, first steps

Pontus is now hunting,  but he is not sure why. His instincts and his breeding makes him search nicely, but he is clearly not sure what to look for. However, Watching him hunt is reassuring as I can see the … Continue reading

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Small Retrieves at Five Months old.

Pontus is now five and a half months old and I have practiced the controlled retrieve, so he is solid in his delivery and completely certain of what to do with a dummy: deliver nicely in exchange of a treat. … Continue reading

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Pontus and the Basics

Pontus is now 18 weeks old and he is getting the basics: 1) Sit to wait for his food 2) Wait to be let through a door, no barging 3) Stay in the back of the truck when it’s open … Continue reading

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So nice to have a puppy!

Pontus is mainly learning how to get on with the world. I simply don’t have time to train him as I work the others 3-4 days per week. And also need to look after the day job. However, he has … Continue reading

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Puppy Training starts at Eight Weeks

Now that I only have Pontus left, I can concentrate on the training. He is keen to learn and it is vital that we go everywhere to see the world. I had him in the pub, in the car, meeting … Continue reading

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Eight weeks and off to new homes.

Having dreaded the departure for weeks, it is actually not too bad. I have managed not to cry so far. During the last week it has become clear to me that the pups need more than what I can give … Continue reading

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Pups at Seven Weeks Old. Eating us out of the House.

I have it sorted: First thing in the morning I chuck chicken thighs in their whelping box to keep them in there and NOT on the wet and poohy newspaper in the pen. While they devour the chicken I can … Continue reading

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They are just little wolves

The whole process of these pups follow a set path determined in the distant past amongst the wolf ancestors to the dogs. Gaia’s handling of the new pups, her gradual distancing from them, her weaning where she still gives them … Continue reading

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