12/18/2013: Hunt Test-ImonialI think the HTX program is the best thing going for young dogs to prove themselves (not the handler). I had great judges all three times Rebel was hunted and feel that competition dogs should earn the HTX title at some point.
11/05/2013: Hunt Test UpdatesFor most of you reading this, coon season is in or will be shortly. Nothing like now to get your young prospect in the woods for some one-on-one TLC. Also, what better time of year is there to be in the woods than late fall and early winter? The temperatures are cooling, the leaves are falling, and every one of God’s creatures (including coons, coon dogs and coon hunters) want to be out to feel the cool night air.
10/11/2013: Hunt Test UpdatesAlthough the heat of summer was officially upon us, several clubs gave Hunt Tests a try in August. We’ve heard from clubs in Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin who have held their first Hunt Tests recently, and they are enjoying them. There are, very likely, other clubs that are also holding their first that haven’t contacted us through email or phone calls.
09/09/2013: Q & AQ: How old does a handler have to be in a Hunt Test?
08/05/2013: We Want your InputOver the last months, we’ve heard of several new clubs that are holding Hunt Tests, and several new participants who are trying hunt tests for themselves. Many hunters have discovered the relaxed pace of the Hunt Tests are right up their alley.
07/08/2013: Tips for Successful Hunt TestsIn the last few months, more clubs have been hosting Hunt Tests with great success. Many clubs that have been hosting Hunt Tests have also seen their entries improve greatly as the weather warms ups across the country.
06/05/2013: Hunt Test-ImonialCoon dogs are coon dogs. Mommy coon dogs and Daddy coon dogs produce baby coon dogs. That’s how it works. It’s that simple. But is it really?
05/15/2013: Hunt Test-ImonialHi, Paul. My name is Bob Kwandrans, Sr. I hunted in your HTX hunts last summer and fall and enjoyed hunting my dogs with different judges who were nice enough to share their time.
03/19/2013: Focusing on the Pleasure of Hunting Tree Dogs by Recognizing Confidence and AbilityA Den Tree is a Fault?
02/08/2013: PerceptionThis month I’m going to cover what seems like a “hot topic”. I have received a couple of emails and several calls along these same lines. I think the principles outlined here will be useful in the Hunt Tests, but also in UKC Licensed Nite Hunts and Bench Shows.