Copper is 6 months old now and has been out to run around our hunt club (300+ acres) at least once a week. He runs about 150yds when by himself and 200-300+ when running with his training buddies.
We've trained a little on birds with a check cord, just to let him see them and get all excited. He's got a great nose and finds them quick every time.
He's got no issue with the blank pistol thanks to my fence building project where he was up my butt for 2000+ nails being fired from a nail gun with a fuel cell.
There's an even early September that I would love to enter, but want to know what to expect.
-What will he be judged on?
-What will I need to be doing? (Up until now, I've just been letting him learn to use his legs and smell out the planted birds... no pressure or real handling)
Thanks in advance.
On my way out the door for training right now so no time for a long post, but if you want to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I'll be glad to provide some info.
Thanks for the overview Bruce.
I'm specifically talking about a walking field trial being put on by the OH GSP club in PA 8/27-28