Winning with the comeback kids
Patsy Kenton’s Letter of the Month in the August issue has prompted me to write to you.
At the open working test held by the Bakadam (Kent) Gundog Training Club back on July 9 at the Montreal Estate in Kent my wife and I managed to secure first and second places, something which we have been told is somewhat unusual.
This is principally a tribute to my wife, Bernadette (pictured third left) who has endless patience when training our dogs, particularly as she specialises in dealing with dogs who have had their spirits broken by previous harsh handlers or lack of understanding of their particular needs. Our dogs - six labs - all love both training and competing and we have quite a string of successes to prove it. Picking-up is what really rocks them; we do about 50-plus days each season and we love every minute of it.