To rephrase I should have said actual account instead of story. It's just the way you write about how they run is very inspiring.
: Hey Gwendy
: With the Garmin we find the dogs pretty
: quick .Go straught to em. When we had to
: find them it took longer sometimes much
: longer.Good dogs dont flush em and come on
: they stay there till I flush em. If not
: they arnt good enough in my book.The first
: thing I look for in a keeper is a yound dog
: that points and holds.Stand back and watch
: him after found dont go directly in to
: flush.If he stands for 15 20 minutes you
: might be working the right dog.
: By the way the Rip story was a TRUE STORY I
: got witness. Ha Ha
: Gweny is my daugher and she started on the
: Bottom she says cleaning dog pens
: --Previous Message--
: don't you just love the way Don writes a
: story? Almost poetic. BTW. really enjoyed
: the trial on the ZBAR this month. I had
: never heard the stories about smoke rising.
: Makes sense. Bet the scenting wasn't the
: best Sat. but got better later. I wouldn't
: think the Garmin would affect the dog.
: Finding a lot of birds esp. in one day would
: hone those skills I would think. Anyway
: looking fwd. to next year's trial!
: --Previto Message--
: My question is do you think with new teck
: trackers and Garmins we are loseing some
: ablity to point hold and handle wild birds?
: I have had alot of dogs and seems to me in
: the past dogs would flush or run through
: several coveys but would soon learn to point
: and hold especially after broke wing and
: shot.When they were gone awhile you better
: believe they were on point and we had to
: find them.
: Now days we find them pretty quick.
: It seems to me I see less of this great
: pointing and even finding skill in are
: pointers and setters.
: I also see way less slobbering tite frozen
: intensity lost in scent in alot of are dogs.
: Just wondering if others have seen this