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

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Soaked Again

Got soaked again this morning but it was worth it.  In total we moved 15 woodcock and 3 grouse with a number of the dogs involved.  The best brace was Frankie and Lucy as we moved most of the woodcock with them including one find where Lucy pointed a grouse and then flushed three woodcock when she went with the grouse.

The find of the day was Ruby's.  Glo pointed first and Ruby backed and they almost let me get in front of them but nothing got up.  They worked down an edge for about 50 yards Ruby zigged, Glo zagged, and then Ruby locked up tight with that little poker of a tail sticking up above the ferns.  I took a step toward her and a grouse blew out.  She didn't move.  Then a second grouse went and she followed.  I've seen many thousands of grouse pointed but a puppy doing that still gets me pretty excited!

When Ruby pointed this morning all I could see was her tail sticking up above the ferns.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Boy is it wet.  The other morning we had to wait until 8:30 for the rain to stop and then went down into Red Barn and had some good bird work with the dogs.  We're also starting to find good numbers of birds in a variety of training covers.  This morning we got caught out in a pretty hard rain but left the dogs down anyway.  It worked out okay as Trash and Pete had two divided finds on woodcock plus Pete had a really nice grouse find on a group of four or five grouse and two other woodcock.  Max and Frankie had a good run as well with both dogs having bird work.  Max had a good day the last time he was out with a pair of really nice woodcock finds.  Jagger is also making progress and had a couple of bird contacts on his own yesterday in red Barn with Trash.

We're starting to checkcord the puppies some in the bird field.  I think the pictures speak for themselves.