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#7079938 - 11/15/12 My new blind buddy comes home  
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We picked up the new pup today. Okay well not exactly a pup as he is 2. With my current work schedule and that of my girlfriends we decided it just wasnt fair to get a young pup. Ended up going to look at a litter at a local kennel with a buddy and the trainer mentioned he had this dog that needed a good home.

It was the trainers personal dog and has had a virtual butt load of training and shot birds. His marking skills are superb and has force fetch done and a lot of casting training. I couldn't ignore the awesome price not to mention that the trainer is local and offered to let me come train with him any time.

He's all machine in the field but settles right down when told to sit. He LOVES attention and will fit in awesome at our home.

Only got one quick picture before we loaded up for home but I will be posting a bunch more in the next few days.

So without further delay, meet my new duck hunting buddy Onyx.

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#7079984 - 11/15/12 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: MallardAddict]  
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Yeah buddy!
He looks good.
Now to get the bonding going on, and have a fun life together.
Btw, i did the same thing. I bought trap as a year and a half old, already started.
Smart move for those that haven't the time for a pup.

#7080163 - 11/15/12 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: MallardAddict]  
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Nice looking pooch, but ......blind????

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#7080415 - 11/15/12 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: Leanwolf]  
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Oh he's not blind as in cant see, i was referring to a duck blind in my thread title.

He is out of a multiple FC- AFC - NFC bloodline. Both parents hold Master Hunter titles as do the vast majority of the dogs in his pedigree. His sister i believe has 1 pass left on her Senior Hunter then will start Masters this summer.

Two last pics for the night. All tucked in to his new kennel until we know for sure he is house broke. He isn't too enthused about it as he likes to be close but our house is only 9 months old so....

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#7083226 - 11/16/12 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: MallardAddict]  
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Today we built a wood chip bin as Onyx has learned to void in chips. Seems he may like the chips better then his dog bed for napping so we may soon extend that bin to span the end of his kennel.

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Did a little obedience work today as he has had time off am is a little rusty. He's such a cool dog. So mellow on his short trips in the house and just loves to cuddle but is an animal when working.

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He absolutely lives and breaths to retrieve.
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Hopefully I will have some better pics of my new boy soon


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#7083322 - 11/16/12 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: MallardAddict]  
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Looks like a lot of great times ahead for both of you. cool


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#7094635 - 11/20/12 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: luv2safari]  
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5 days in and Onyx is adapting well. Still mainly working obedience on the leash to reinforce that but good god does he love to retrieve.

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He's adapting well to life in the house after being a kennel dog for all of his life. Nights are still a little rough in the kennel as he isn't used to being alone and we clearly have some separation anxiety issues to work through.

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Gee doesn't he look so traumatized.

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#7094882 - 11/20/12 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: MallardAddict]  
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Nice. !

#7095059 - 11/20/12 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: splattermatic]  
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Dump the indoor kennel at night idea. You'll do it eventually anyway. smile


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#7095107 - 11/20/12 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: toltecgriz]  
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I wish I full trusted him in the house overnight not to pee. He's only 5 days removed from being in a 5x10 kennel every night and had never seen the inside of a house prior to last Thursday


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#7099454 - 11/21/12 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: MallardAddict]  
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They catch on pretty quick at that age. If you don't have a problem during the day, I doubt you will at night.


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#7099554 - 11/21/12 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: toltecgriz]  
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We still have the rare attempt to soil and let me tell ya momma ain't happy when he tries to piss on her fancy furniture. He'll I can't even set on it and am jealous I can't piss on it.....

He's doing well all in all and I'm guessing by week end he will be in with us at night


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Nice find. Good luck and congrats.

#7106996 - 11/24/12 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: BlueDuck]  
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Thank you sir. He managed to sleep inside last night for the first time with nary an issue.

He is still a little sporadic on eating, he will hesitate to eat for a day or so then eat normally. I think that is a virtue of his being used to being in his kennel with 30 other dogs around so meal time was a group event.

We went to friends for dinne last night an put his food down with the other dogs and he ate it right up.

Trying the tough luck approach for a few days. his food goes down for 30 minutes and if he doesnt eat we pick it up until the next meal with no dog treats in between. guessing he will quickly figure out that he needs to eat when given food or he loses out.

i know he wont starve but its still a bit peculiar.

Otherwise we love him and life is good.


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#7124066 - 11/29/12 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: MallardAddict]  
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I unquestionably cherish Buddy, Ivy, Mojo, Jimmy, and the group. It is a split snortin great story! I spent the day meandering through my remembrances of my first adore while perusing Blind Buddy. It without a doubt afffected me quite profoundly.

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how's onyx doing ?

haven't seen any updates.

when is your first hunt test ?


#7432310 - 02/12/13 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: splattermatic]  
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Splatt,

He's doing Awesome so far, running triple marks almost flawlessly. Junior tests shouldn't be a huge stretch so we have been working on senior stuff level stuff and starting back on handling soon.

Not sure when we will run the first test but thinking April work depending.

How's Trap doing for you.


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He is great.
Next hunt test's are April 27 and 28.
He should get his last 2 passes and his title.
Gotta find out if i can also enter him in a senior level test at the same time.
If so, pass or fail, I'll know what to work on for the fall tests.
Going on 10 months of owning him. He has adjusted well. No potty in the house, no chewing, and unlike a dog, never barks.....
He is super quiet. Whine and groans when we play, kinda like trying to talk.

Keep us posted on onyx. I like life stories of older (not puppies) dogs adapting/bonding to a new life.

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Will do


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#7652403 - 04/15/13 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: MallardAddict]  
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Well?
How is everything going?

#7655485 - 04/15/13 Re: My new blind buddy comes home [Re: splattermatic]  
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In thinking onyx should ace JR's. have tests 05/05 and 05/12 then probably the double header at Sauvies Island Ore to wrap that up.

Onyx is doing 100+ yd marks super well and we are working on 75-80yd blinds. He's still rough on whistle sits and that's likely all that I holding him back from being a great handling dog.

Fingers crossed that we can get a senior pass or 2 by end of summer


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