: The most important things I have learned in my
: 50 plus years traveling to summer training
: grounds on the prairies are:
: 1) You can evaluate dogs up on the prairies
: so much better. When he returns from a
: summer on the prairies, you should have a
: good idea of what his potential is, and
: should know whether he is worth continued
: training on as a field trial prospect or
: that he has achieved his full potential as a
: hunting dog.
: 2) Your dog will benefit by being worked on
: wild birds and being taught to ground
: pattern. It is so much easier for them to
: learn how to handle wild birds with ample
: bird contacts. The open area allows you to
: be in visual contact with them even at great
: 3) Problems in dogs are a lot easier to
: recognize and deal with on the prairies.
: Because you can see the dog most of the
: time, the dog's mistake can be corrected and
: they will not develop bad habits that cannot
: be corrected.
: 4) Days are long. Weather is cool and the
: terrain is open. Lots of wild birds, easy
: to smell and will hold for young dogs. This
: means your dog gets worked more often in
: better conditions in a place where he can be
: seen most of the time.
: 5) Conditioning is easy to maintain once
: you have a dog in top shape...and that will
: make your dog more fun and competitive for
: fall trials or hunting.
: 6) At my camp everyone is welcome to come
: see their dog. It is a good time for owners
: that love working and looking at dogs.
: I have a few openings for the trip north. I
: will be heading for my summer camp near
: Baker, MT (13,000+acre ranch) in mid-July
: and return end of September. Arrangements
: can be made to pick up dogs on my route
: A few 2015-216 amateur and open trial
: winners that participated in last year's
: summer/fall training included: Sandhill
: Trig, Ridgeway's Pennyline, Ridgeway's
: Nobleman, Rocky Knoll Jackson, Rocky Knoll
: Annie and Spencer's Rambling Lawman.
: Please feel free to contact me at (478)
: 972-1764 or e-mail me at email@example.com
: to discuss your prospect and the training
: Thank you for your consideration.
: Fred Rayl