Hope you had a good holiday … here, reviewing final edits on the second season’s set of “Buddy & Me” segments and again am reminded of what we can all learn from dogs. I’ll post another from last season soon and promise to create a page for them soon. Honest!
Meanwhile, only five seats left for my “Bird Hunting Boot Camp” in Portland, Ore. on July 24. It’s free and fun – at least the folks at Pheasant Fest thought so. Get more information and a link to the reservation email here. (I’m doing it in Seattle in August – follow the link for dates.)
And man, oh Manny! I forgot what raising a puppy was like. Sleep deprived, yes. But so far, worth the sacrifice. He’s a bold, inquisitive pup that goes paw-to-paw with his uncle Buddy in the mouth wrestling department. I’m using many of the strategies outlined in Larry Mueller’s book Speed Training Your Own Bird Dog, and here’s why: that guy had an entirely different take on how dogs think, and why they do what they do. With my first wire, Bill, 22 years ago, I worked with an obedience trainer who had studied wolves. He, too, had a different perspective on dog psychology and it’s stuck with me. When I get around to the next book, they will both be acknowledged in the foreword.
Hope to see you in Portland!