Apologies if this is not the exact correct place for this post but I just want any opinion on weather my 11 month old bitch can have he first day out wildfowling.
Now when we got her at 8 weeks I was absolutely adamant that she would not be taken out until she had come of age. My previous two dogs where both Weimaraner bitches and by comparison to our lab where hard work. To cleaver for their own good!
Millie, our lab pup, is something else. She displayed fantastic characteristics from the off. Her stay is impeccable, her retrieves are carried out with no nonsense, the cap gun is just like a shot of adrenaline for her. We have carried out retrieves with mallards, widgeon, pigeon and rabbits. All of which she has duly presented straight back to us. BUT! But as soon as another dog is in the equation forget it! But that’s just the age in my opinion. What I want to know is can I take her out, just by myself, for the ducks, occasionally? I know she'll sit by my side for hours on end and pays 100% attention to the skyline. But she doesn't behave around other dogs so she's not ready there yet??
Do I have to spend this years season on my own in the cold?
P.S. Thats her in the picture at about 4 months, she's about 30Kg now