Lena vom Slaney-Vale

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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby jlw034 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:18 pm

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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby jlw034 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:20 pm

This trip included a traveling decoy. A dozen guys have had this decoy all over Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, and now Maryland.
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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby mtlhdr » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:58 pm

Great photos!
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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby jlw034 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:10 am

Thanks! One of my buddies made a mock trailer of our exploits. Kinda cool.

https://youtu.be/fQUxP42AmWM
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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby AverageGuy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:31 am

Looks like a great adventure. Are those a couple of Brants on the left end of the line up photo?
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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby jlw034 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:49 pm

Those were all bluebills. We got some beautiful birds, a stud drake green wing and stud black duck.

It was very different from the pothole hunting I'm used to.
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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby jlw034 » Fri May 25, 2018 6:23 am

UT test June 3rd. Training has been relentless for the past couple months. She is doing so much better than I anticipated. I've seen her do all facets of the test perfectly, but I know test day can do funny things to dog and handler.

Mostly rest and fun stuff here on out. And obedience. Wish the test was tomorrow.
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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby AverageGuy » Fri May 25, 2018 6:54 am

Good Job!

I fondly recall my first NAVHDA test. I had a really nice high drive 17 month old GWP. We had hunted hard in his first two seasons and trained hard along the way as well. I was calm at the test as I knew every aspect of my dog and looked forward to the opportunity to show him off. He did not remember all of his steadiness lessons with the ecollar off but the gallery clapped and cheered at his duck search and the judges and gunners loved his ripping search in the upland.

That is the kind of attitude I encourage everyone to take into a Hunt Test. Do your best, be proud of your Dog, and above all, Have Fun!

Best of Luck (If you can get someone to take some photos of you and your dog while testing you will enjoy them down the road)
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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby jlw034 » Fri May 25, 2018 4:59 pm

AverageGuy wrote:Good Job!

I fondly recall my first NAVHDA test. I had a really nice high drive 17 month old GWP. We had hunted hard in his first two seasons and trained hard along the way as well. I was calm at the test as I knew every aspect of my dog and looked forward to the opportunity to show him off. He did not remember all of his steadiness lessons with the ecollar off but the gallery clapped and cheered at his duck search and the judges and gunners loved his ripping search in the upland.

That is the kind of attitude I encourage everyone to take into a Hunt Test. Do your best, be proud of your Dog, and above all, Have Fun!

Best of Luck (If you can get someone to take some photos of you and your dog while testing you will enjoy them down the road)


I think that's a great attitude. The training that has gone in to this test in more valuable than any result. She has really showed me her high level abilities. I think her third hunting season is going to be a blast.
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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Sun May 27, 2018 7:39 pm

Beautiful pup, let the fun begin. Forrest
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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby jlw034 » Wed May 30, 2018 8:19 pm

Soliciting Advice:

The dog recently, when in the field, will sometimes retrieve the chukar to one of the gunners. A single fetch command steers her my way, but that will cost me in a test.

Other than telling the gunners to step back, and take a step forward myself, does anyone have any tips?

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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby orhunter » Wed May 30, 2018 10:08 pm

Step in front of the gunners at the shot. Always pay attention to where the gunners are and make adjustment to your own position as needed.
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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby jlw034 » Wed May 30, 2018 10:24 pm

orhunter wrote:Step in front of the gunners at the shot. Always pay attention to where the gunners are and make adjustment to your own position as needed.


Sounds good. I figure the judges will holler at me when I've taked too many steps.
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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby jlw034 » Wed May 30, 2018 10:24 pm

orhunter wrote:Step in front of the gunners at the shot. Always pay attention to where the gunners are and make adjustment to your own position as needed.


Sounds good. I figure the judges will holler at me when I've taked too many steps.
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Re: Lena vom Slaney-Vale

Postby orhunter » Wed May 30, 2018 10:58 pm

You should be fine if you aren't moving when the dog turns toward you for the fetch. Try to wear something different from the others so the dog will easily recognize you. White hat or shirt.
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