Wild Apple Kennel and Guide Service

Wild Apple Kennel and Guide Service
The 2007 Grand National Grouse Champion, Winner 2008 Northern New England Woodcock Championship, Winner 2010 Lake States Grouse Championship, Runner-up 2011 Northeast Grouse and Woodcock Championship, Winner 2011 International Amateur Woodcock Championship, Winner 2012 Southern New England Woodcock Championship

Wild Apple Kennel Training Blog

This blog will try to present a running account of the training and field trialing season for the pointers of Wild Apple Kennel. NOW ACCEPTING BOOKINGS FOR THE 2015 GROUSE AND WOODCOCK SEASON WITH WILD APPLE KENNEL GUIDE SERVICE! PHONE NUMBERS 603-449-3419 OR CELL 603-381-8763.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Rabbit Hunting

Tommy's really got little Rocky (13" beagle) going great.  We killed three rabbits for him in about two hours today.  The only bad thing was the amount of snow still down in the thickets.  I'd guess there's 3 to 4 feet of snowpack in the shaded places.  No real warm weather in the ten day forecast although it's supposed to start hitting the mid-40s by the end of the period.  Potential for more snow early in the week.  Hopefully it will be all gone by the time dogs start arriving for Grouse Camp in June. ;)

We did run dogs yesterday and Jack and Frankie had a divided find on a grouse with the Little Thudster backing Jack and Trip backing Frankie.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dog Food Score

Today Tony and I drove down to Concord to go to PETCO to get some dog food.  They were having a sale and I asked them to hold a bunch for us.  The list price on the 20 bags of ProPlan Performance and one bag of grain free ProPlan Select was $1013.79.  That's crazy right.  Well not really.  The food was on sale for 20% off and we had a 10% off coupon that we had received in the mail.  That gave us a total savings of $283.90.  On top of that we had eleven $7.00 Purina checks between us to knock another $77.00 off the direct cost to us.  This brought the per bag cost for the 37.5 lbs bag of ProPlan Performance down to around $31.00 a bag.  If we'd had more checks it would have been even lower.  The sale at PETCO continues until Saturday.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

More Puppy Pics

Puppies being puppies.

Tony and I rode over to see the Jack X Belle puppies today and spent about an hour watching them play with each other and various items they found around the garage.  At first we tried to take the five girls outside but it was so cold we had to coax them out the door and then didn't stay out very long.

Back in the garage they were fun to watch.  And then it got a little hectic when we let the five boys out with their sisters.

After about an hour of hard playing they ended up sprawled out on the rug, dog bed, and the first step.

Been running the dogs in the snow lately.  Moved four grouse yesterday.  Reports of woodcock to our south and east along the coast.  More snow tomorrow night and during the day on Tuesday.  Deciding to go to Rhode Island to run Jack in Southern New England Woodcock Championship will be a last minute thing.