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      Happy Birthday Mac

      Aye Mates,

      LAKE CHAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC ~ Is one year old today, MAC is seen making retrieve of a training bumper, one of the last few remaining in a long line of birds set out in a "ladder drill".

      Our puppy MAC celebrated his first birthday today with some field training on ladder drill retrieves and some directional casting drills. MAC is tearing it up on drills and just plain thrives on the work with incredible drive and style.

      I took MAC and a younger pup named JACKSON (four month old) on a field trip today working lots of obedience under heavy distraction with MAC whilst working on enhanced socialization opportunities for JACKSON. Both dogs did very well on the trip with numerous teachable moments presenting themselves for each.

      A side trip to one of the large training grounds I have access to included my working MAC on double marked retrieves on land, ladder drills, and three handed casting with MAC rotating out properly either left or right passed on my gestural cue used when making him back-cast. MAC is now spot on with three directional casting, taking back-casts and both right and left overcasts responsively and accurately.

      During the hunting season, MAC had become solidly steady to wing, shot, and fall by age 10 months while hunting upland birds with numerous bird contacts and subsequent retrieves throughout the season. Certainly MAC has so much more to learn before becoming a competent gun dog, but the foundation put in place throughout his first year is a most solid platform to train and build upon.

      I plant to campaign MAC in both AKC and HRC hunt tests starting in the spring of this year.

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAC
      THE DOG WHISTLER ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸

      LAKE CHAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC
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      Happy Birthday, Mac!

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      Happy Birthday, handsome boy!

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      Happy Birthday Handsome Mac!

      You're on your way to becoming a wonderful Gun Dog!

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      Quote Originally Posted by lovemylabby View Post
      Happy Birthday Handsome Mac!

      You're on your way to becoming a wonderful Gun Dog!
      Thanks much, he is indeed on the way.

      Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸

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      Happy birthday, Mac! How can a year have passed so quickly?

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      Happy birthday MAC!!

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      HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAC!!! You sure are making your Daddy proud of your hunting skills.

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      Happy Birthday MAC!!!!!!

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      Happy birthday Mac!!


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