What’s it really take to train a bird dog? There’s some insight into it in this piece from Garden & Gun magazine.
by Geoffery Norman – Alabama – Garden & Gun, October/November 2013
For Ramin Jackson, training a gundog doesn’t start with shouting and shock collars. It starts with getting to know his pupil
The turnoff was five miles from Union Springs, a name that doesn’t mean much unless you care about bird dogs. In that case it means a lot. Resonates, I suppose, the same way the name Bordeaux does for people who care hopelessly about wine. Union Springs, which is about forty-five miles east of Montgomery in the Alabama Black Belt, is known as the field trial capital of the world. A bronze statue in the town square depicts not the usual Confederate infantryman but an English pointer, standing staunchly with head high and tail straight…