Got a phone call from a viewer and wanted to share it and then get your ideas – this is a new one on me!
John asked about a young dog that runs away from flushing pheasants. I’m trying to get more information, but for the purpose of this post – and your suggestions – maybe less information is better. Open your minds and let me know what you would do!
My response: First, I would wonder about how the dog was introduced to birds – did he get spurred, for example? Or whacked by a launcher? Gunshots too close and too early in the bird introduction?
Next, what happens with dead birds? Is the dog excited to be around them? Pick them up and carry? How about smaller live birds – pigeons, for example? Have any of these been flushed in front of the dog with no ill effect?
Where has an e-collar figured in this situation? Did the dog get “hit” accidentally when a bird flushed? Has too much voltage been applied at some point?
Well, what do you all think?