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Pontus now working.

Well, the season is in full swing and Pontus has been walking with me, taking careful notes of how the other two are doing the job. Here Gaia has flushed the bird and Pontus is right in the middle of … Continue reading

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Pontus and Grouse Brood Counting

This is now the season where we venture out to see how the grouse has bred over the summer. Unfortunately it has not been great here in Scotland 2017, so this year it is a real treat to be able … Continue reading

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“Walkies” can be made in to nice training.

It’s nice to train the young dog and the result is best if you integrate it in to a walk so that you move in various areas as much as possible. I take two small dummies with me as they … Continue reading

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Training is good fun

It doesn’t have to be a chore to train the dogs in preparation for the season. It is ALMOST time to get on the moor to count the grouse broods, but the retrieving training is still going on without disturbing … Continue reading

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The “R” in “HPR”

Pointers and Setters only need to hunt and point. Labradors only need to hunt a bit, but mainly just retrieve. HPRs, such as German (Short-, Wire- or Long Haired) pointers, Vizlas, Munsterlanders, Brittanies etc need to hunt, point AND retrieve. … Continue reading

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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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