Wednesday, October 26, 2011
A fellow Vizsla owner, who frequently posts to vizsla forums , was responding to a young Vizsla pup (16- week-old) owner who felt he had already made his dog "gun shy." The young Vizsla owner was quickly heading that way.
Folks think (like I did when I ruined Chloe as a gun dog) that if they own a "gun dog" that they can just take them out and hunt with a bit of training.
Just doesn't work that way. It is a long process that takes many hours and many birds.
Thought I would pass along George Hickox's words of wisdom on the subject.
More from George at his website: georgehickox.com
Bailey and I have spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars working on these upland bird hunting skills. This is our hobby. It is a whole lot less expensive than sail boats or other motor sports. More enjoyable also.