Pigeons and young gundogsPosted: September 1, 2011
Pigeon shooting is featuring quite a bit on our timetable at the moment. The beanfields seem to be a particular target for the pigeons and we are now steadily stocking up the freezer with our favourite meat.
Once pigeon shooting is going well it is also a great opportunity to introduce young dogs to repeated gunfire. Today, whilst himself was enthroned in our number one hide, I took some young dogs for a walk about quarter of a mile away.
This kind of distance is my starting point as I have a young lab that is on the point of being cured of gun nervousness, and I don’t want to mess things up by subjecting her to a fusilade of shots at close quarters.
Over the next few days I hope to gradually bring her closer to the guns. More of that later