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  1. Double post

    Double post
  2. I learned on the book of face this morning that...

    I learned on the book of face this morning that Gracie's dad Ruckus passed away on July 2nd. He was 11 years old.

    I am officially dedicating Gracie's first hunting season to her dad.

    Rest in...
  3. After Gracie's out and about last week she was...

    After Gracie's out and about last week she was micro chipped on Monday.

    Gracie and her brother Boone are scheduled for a chukka hunt on 09-23-18 at New England Uplands in Hillsborough, NH.
    ...
  4. 07-31-18 My bad and I should have known better....

    07-31-18
    My bad and I should have known better.

    Friggin' turkeys.

    We are pool sitting for our vacationing neighbors. Took Gracie over for a swim last evening. Came around the corner into...
  5. Circuitry

    07-29-18
    I like to think of a puppy the same way as a fuse box for a new home. First you have to run all the wires. To Gracie that is hold, fetch, sit, heel and find dead. This is the wiring we...
  6. 07-22-18 Another successful training session ...

    07-22-18
    Another successful training session with Steve. Started with hold, then retrieving. Stepped it up a bit with retrieving. She had to sit until released. She is a hard ass but Steve is...
  7. Hold

    07-18-18
    Good day at Churchie’s on Sunday. We started with hold training then retrieving while on a check cord. This was her first time at each. Next we went down to the field and practiced...
  8. 07-08-18 Big milestone Saturday. It was time to...

    07-08-18
    Big milestone Saturday. It was time to introduce Gracie to live birds and real gun fire. Thank you Mike Flores for the video.
    The first bird was not shot at because at the flush it went...
  9. Gracie Lou

    07-05-18
    Gracie Lou session #5
    We worked again on quartering with one different twist. As she quartered between the handlers when the bird was tossed Gracie was not allowed to see it.

    She...
  10. 05-31-18 Second session. Started where we left...

    05-31-18
    Second session. Started where we left off. On her first drill she turned on the double whistle like a continuation of her first class. We did it a few times always ending with her...
  11. Gracie Lou updates 05-28-18 Remember this day....

    Gracie Lou updates

    05-28-18 Remember this day.
    This is what Steve, Gracie's trainer, told me as we prepared for her first lesson on how to become a gun dog. It is a way to gauge her progress...
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    You picked the right trainer. Belle knows that!

    You picked the right trainer. Belle knows that!
  13. Thread: Satch Grant

    by Coalman
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    All condolences sent. I never met Satch but I...

    All condolences sent.

    I never met Satch but I sure loved that dog through Pete's eyes.

    From Satch
    Today I went home to that big happy playground in the heavens and leave behind so many fond...
  14. Thread: Satch Grant

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    Satch Grant

    It is with a heavy heart to report that Satch Grant crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday.

    It was a sad day when Satch made his last post to the Lab Retriever forum. I came here almost nine years...
  15. Old Yellah, Prime Yellah and Young Yellah

    Chilling with the Yellow Dogs
  16. Thread: Well, bummer.

    by Coalman
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    Here's to a speedy recovery. Keep training in...

    Here's to a speedy recovery.
    Keep training in earnest. It will soothe your mind.
  17. Great Bay Gracie. She is almost 5 months old. My...

    Great Bay Gracie. She is almost 5 months old.
    My wife calls her Gracie Lou. Such a catchy name for a beautiful lab.
    She is so cute carrying her paint roller on our walks.
    She is the neighborhood...
  18. Paddle's

    I nicknamed Gracie 'Paddles'
  19. Took Gracie to opening day at Churchie’s Kennel...

    Took Gracie to opening day at Churchie’s Kennel and Gun Dog Training’s new facility in Barnstead. NH on Saturday.
    We took a woods walk when we got there and flushed a partridge.

    Later in...
  20. Triumphs, Trials and Tribulations with Bay, Belle and Gracie

    “I'm getting to be a big girl. 16 weeks old. We went for a walk in the woods. I love being off leash. Found lots of raisins. I ate some. Tasted like deer poo. Oops it was deer poo. Got a couple...
  21. Great Bay Gracie

    Dez Young closed every episode of Hunting with Hank with...

    'Never, ever spoil your bird dog'. Good advice.
  22. Final Countdown

    We are in the final countdown.

    Gracie leaves Michigan 02-14-18 and arrives New Hampshire 02-16-18.

    Received this picture Sunday. The caption said resting up for the Super Bowl.

    It is true,...
  23. 17 days old

    Her eyes are open.
  24. Adding number 3

    Hard to believe but Bay is now 8.5 years old. Belle is 4.5 years old. The Rainbow Bridge is unavoidable and I dread the day. So it is time to add an up and comer to the pack.

    The litter was born...
  25. 11-04-17 Quick woodcock hunt along some of my...

    11-04-17
    Quick woodcock hunt along some of my favorite local river bottom habitat.

    One woodcock up, one down.

    Look for them in the young aspens.

    11-05-17
    Short hunt a couple miles from...
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