Preacher And The Pigeon For Some Fitness

Preacher is a retriever more so a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Chesapeakes are known for their hunting ability. They are bred with natural hunting ability on board but they also need many months/years of training to perfect the ultimate hunting dog. This starts out at a very young age.

Come on Preacher it's time for some training.

Come on Preacher it’s time for some training.

That's right girl, this is for you!

That’s right girl, this is for you!

You just wait, this is for you.

You just wait, this is for you.

Your on!

Your on!

Oh boy oh boy this is mine.

Oh boy oh boy this is mine.

This is so exciting, I get to do it again!

This is so exciting, I get to do it again!

WaaaaHoooo another one!

WaaaaHoooo another one!

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This was one fun training day.

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This was one fun training day.

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Preacher was only 10 weeks old for her first pigeon training session. There will be many more sessions to come. This is a great way to gain some fitness while training for what Chesapeakes do best.

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15 Replies to “Preacher And The Pigeon For Some Fitness”

  1. Emmadog

    Amazing she can do that at such a young age. Even though we are scent hounds, we don’t really start using our talents until we are about six months old. She will be a great hunter one day.

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    1. 2 Brown Dawgs

      That is not completely different from Chessies. Yes they have prey drive as young pups, but there ability to scent things develop as they mature. Freighter was slow to get going, but of the three he might have the best nose and that is saying something since all three have excellent noses. I hope Preacher gets her daddy Thunder’s nose because Thunder also has an excellent nose. Of course she has mama Glory so she should be covered. 🙂

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  2. Barbara Rivers

    Wow, how amazing to see such a young pup instinctually do what she was meant to do! So the pigeon wasn’t hurt at all? I think I once read that dogs who are bred to hunt birds have really soft mouths.

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  3. tylersat99

    She was so excited and so fun to watch them having so much fun. She is going to be be great. Also amazing that she held it so gently so young. Mica has always had a soft mouth with everything, Aspen has a very soft mouth with his toys, never tears them up. Unfortunately I have a hard time getting his soft mouth. Got to work on not using teeth on people before we start water rescue
    She is just adorable!!

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