This is just one of my favorite phases of training a bird dog. The bird introduction is so important in getting a young puppy excited about birds and hunting. It is a pure joy to see the light come on as you put the first feathers in front of them. They catch on real fast that birds are wonderful and very tasty. I like to use a small quail in the beginning. If using a live bird be sure to hold the wings securely. You can use a wing as well to get them used to the smell. It doesn’t take long before they want to mouth it and hold it. Then before you know it they are retrieving pigeons.
Had a great weekend introducing our brittany puppy Cody to her new family. We met at the pheasant preserve so Dean could help me work with Buster and Sadie on some live birds. They did great and we even shot a few pheasant. Cody had a great time getting spoiled by Pam and can’t wait to home to California with them when Dean retires next month. Dean can’t wait to be done working so he can focus on bird dog training and enjoying their new brittany puppy. We love to see our brittany puppies going to such excellent homes.
We got this photo emailed to us from Bailey in Nevada. He bought an Annie X Buster puppy earlier this year. This fine hunting brittany they named Boone. Bailey has done a great job with getting Boone onto some birds. The photo is after a very successful Nevada chukar hunt. Nothing can bring a bird dog along faster than lots of wild bird exposure. Thanks for emailing the pics. Keep up the good work.
Only 4 weeks after whelping her first litter of puppies I thought Sadie could use a day in the field. We have some bobwhite quail recall pens at the training grounds and it is a blast to let a dozen quail out for these experienced adults. Buster and Sadie didn’t take long to locate the small covey and pin them down in thick cover. Both of these parents of our last litter are proven hunting dogs with great noses. They both retrieve to hand and are great around my kids. If you want to know what your puppies are going to turn out like, there is no better indicator than meeting the parents. You get a great snapshot of what to expect in size, temperment, color, obedience, handling, hunting instincts, etc… If you are considering buying a bird dog puppy, I highly recommend taking the time to meet the parents.
Our latest litter of brittany puppies are getting to that fun stage around 4 weeks old. They are starting to romp and play and their little personalities are beginning to blossom. We have two liver and white puppies available from this litter, one male and one female. Should be excellent foot hunting dogs as well as family companions. They are getting plenty of socialization from my seven children. Feel free to email or call us if you are interested.