We just picked up our now 1-year old girl (and her brother Fin) up from another great trip to "camp" (aka 5-weeks with AHGSP)! Mae and Fin are turning out to be the bird dogs we hoped for a year ago! The two of them, along with the pics we've seen of their siblings are really growing into wonderful dogs, even though Mae will always be a pup to me! Below are just a handful of some of the awesome pics that J and I got over the weekend... Enjoy!
This was the start of the weekend, Bruce was showing us some of the steadiness work...
Our girl on point! She's standing her points for a few minutes and she's pretty much given up chasing the bird, so we're getting closer to her standing through the flush, shot and fall!
Here's Fin on point! He's got a heck of a nose! He's pointing birds from a good bit out and is also standing pretty well.
The next few are from Day 2, while we were working the pups in the field... They are so much fun to watch work in the field!!
And the next few are from the end of Day 2, working the pups on more steadiness drills on the point... they've both got some great style!
Mae and Fin playing in the yard (aka watching the pigeons)
As always, it was another great weekend in West Virginia! The pups have come a long way since we dropped them off 5-weeks ago! We had a good time watching Bruce work with the dogs, and as usual we learned a good bit and have some homework to do over the next few months... Stay tuned for more pics in the months to come!
Thanks again Bruce!!! Pups made some big improvements while up there. They are happy to be home though. Already missing seeing birds everyday and having so many playmates everytime they go outside.