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Fortunately, duck dogs are not like duck hunters. I always like to kill at least one for my dog - but I really doubt he is disappointed if that does not happen. What disappoints him is if I dont take him. He does not care if we arrive late, if our boat is not the fastest or our gun is not the most expensive. He does not care if we are in the best hole or a dry hole. He just likes to go. It has taken me a lot of years to accept this line of thinking - but sometimes, I think the dogs are wiser than the hunters. Good luck with her - great looking dog. Just keep taking her. I think this my be my dog's last year, and we are both cherishing every hunt - whether there are ducks to retrieve or empty skies.
 

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Fortunately, duck dogs are not like duck hunters. I always like to kill at least one for my dog - but I really doubt he is disappointed if that does not happen. What disappoints him is if I dont take him. He does not care if we arrive late, if our boat is not the fastest or our gun is not the most expensive. He does not care if we are in the best hole or a dry hole. He just likes to go. It has taken me a lot of years to accept this line of thinking - but sometimes, I think the dogs are wiser than the hunters. Good luck with her - great looking dog. Just keep taking her. I think this my be my dog's last year, and we are both cherishing every hunt - whether there are ducks to retrieve or empty skies.
If more folks would just see it that way!! Great post
 

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Good looking pup.

U ain't never seen mine give u that go to h*** look when the birds are in ur face and u miss. But yes he likes to go regardless.
When there is some shooting and nothing to go get, I get a pretty dirty look from mine, way worse than any of the guys I hunt with for sure. And good luck trying to slip out of the house without him in the back of the truck if you have on any camo or a gun in hand because everybody in the house is going to get woke up before you get out of the drive.
 

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I am not saying mine does not enjoy the retrieve - but I honestly think if he knew there was not a duck to be killed he would be just as excited to go. Dogs have a way of maintaining their enthusiam for the hunt - whether or not the hunting has been slow, the weather is hot, or cold, or raining - makes them no difference. They always remind me of a kids first hunt - how enthusiastic and excited they are. I have never had a dog lose that - even when they are so crippled up they can barely go. I once had a catahoula cur I used for coon and squirrel hunting - she was old and could barely go - but I am sure she got her last wish, when one night, she died while treed on a big boar coon.:up:
 

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U ain't never seen mine give u that go to h*** look when the birds are in ur face and u miss. But yes he likes to go regardless.
Yea. Sometimes when I tell my 8.5 yr old "No Bird" From the looks I get, Im glad she cant talk.

Its not as bad as the look you get when its about 10 degrees out, there is ice covered on her hair and you shoot some birds and she will look at you with that look that I know in my heart says "you go get it a**hole":biggrin: I usually only get that one when she is wore out tired from retrieving ducks in that situation.
 

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Good looking pup.



When there is some shooting and nothing to go get, I get a pretty dirty look from mine, way worse than any of the guys I hunt with for sure. And good luck trying to slip out of the house without him in the back of the truck if you have on any camo or a gun in hand because everybody in the house is going to get woke up before you get out of the drive.
This is why I keep all my stuff in the truck.
 

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Fortunately, duck dogs are not like duck hunters. I always like to kill at least one for my dog - but I really doubt he is disappointed if that does not happen. What disappoints him is if I dont take him. He does not care if we arrive late, if our boat is not the fastest or our gun is not the most expensive. He does not care if we are in the best hole or a dry hole. He just likes to go. It has taken me a lot of years to accept this line of thinking - but sometimes, I think the dogs are wiser than the hunters. Good luck with her - great looking dog. Just keep taking her. I think this my be my dog's last year, and we are both cherishing every hunt - whether there are ducks to retrieve or empty skies.
I agree ,but now I think my dog gets mad for so many Goose Eggs! I'm the worlds worst !!! LOL
 

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Yea. Sometimes when I tell my 8.5 yr old "No Bird" From the looks I get, Im glad she cant talk.

Its not as bad as the look you get when its about 10 degrees out, there is ice covered on her hair and you shoot some birds and she will look at you with that look that I know in my heart says "you go get it a**hole":biggrin: I usually only get that one when she is wore out tired from retrieving ducks in that situation.
:fit: That's good one there !
 

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Thanks guys! She seemed a little disappointed but loved being in the woods!! Got some old carpet I'm gonna put on the stand. Should be safer for her and quieter for me during bow season.
 
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