with Paul FrederickFocusing on the pleasure of hunting tree dogs by recognizing confidence and ability.
01/13/2014: Over much of the country, the winter chill has set in. For us in the north-land, we keep thinking about all the times we complained about the heat of the summer and wished it would be cooler. I think we all regret those wishes now!
12/18/2013: I 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: For 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: Although 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: How old does a handler have to be in a Hunt Test?