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Keeping the hunting dog sharp is a year long effort 

August 28, 2010
By Garry Brandenburg

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER are still with us, pun intended. For more than 60 students at the last hunter safety class for the year last weekend, held at the Marshall County Izaak Walton League grounds, they had the opportunity to watch a very well trained dog find, point and fetch game birds or decoys. Dogs trained to work with mankind in all kinds of tasks are a distinct pleasure to see. And the dogs enjoy knowing what to do and when to do it as their intense training has prescribed. At the end of the day, the reward for the dog is a warm dry bed, good food and well earned pats on the head for a job well done. The reward for the hunter is great companionship and game not lost.

 
 

 

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