i must admit that it either has been so hot or i am so lazy that i have been neglecting my poor bird dog on his training this summer. a buddy of mine brought his new chocolate male over last night to pick up some duck wings and show off a little. (don't know how you show off with a chocolate but he did) got me to thinking that jake hadn't done much of anything but eat and get babied all summer so took him out last night as the storm was rolling in. within five minutes we were doing the baseball diamond drill and he was acting like a veteran. a few holding problems but what else can you expect out of a two year old. didn't even strap the lightening collar on him. poor dog, we worked for about 20 minutes and then he went inside and slept all night. forgot how much fun working with him is. now if i can just find some ducks this year.