Andrew's blog, The Regal Vizsla has been my inspiration for redbirddog.
I will be following his adventure closely.
I drove out to Hastings Island yesterday and visited Randy Berry at his kennels. It was day 18 of break training of Bailey. I watched with amazement at the progress Randy has made with Bailey over this time span. I know there is much more to be done, and I felt great about how it is going. Do I understand everything? No, but that is of little importance at this point. What Randy is doing is working.
The idea that I would have attempted the break training process now seems a bit less realistic. A professional dog man can read the dog. I can't yet. That is just how it is. Why screw up a good dog for the self-satisfaction of saying I did it myself?
One summer in the future, I will want to follow Andrew's lead and head to the White Mountains myself to surround myself with world class hunting dogs and world class hunting dog trainers. Real "Dogmen" in God's country.
But that is in the future. One step at a time.