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  1. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ From My Window ~

    ~ FROM MY WINDOW ~ A black & white portrait captured o' me gun dog HRCH UH TTF CRAIGHORN KIFFIN TRAF SH seen tasing in the view from a window in our home. Cheers, Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
  2. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ BARNYARD BLISS ~

    ~ BARNYARD BLISS ~ My gun dog TRAD is seen during a recent shoot conducted to aid in the control of nuisance feral pigeons on a large dairy farm. Such shoots are beneficial to both our friend that owns the farm, as well as to our retrievers that are more than willing to work pickup of the...
  3. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ PIGEON PICKUP ~

    Aye Chess 67, Thanks for ye kind words mate. See me post "Barnyard Bliss" for the benefits of such shoots. Slainte, Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
  4. IRISHWHISTLER

    Lets See Your Dogs..post some pic's

    A day your son and yourself will remember fondly for life. 👍 Cheers, Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
  5. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ PIGEON PICKUP ~

    Aye Mates, Worked MAC and ALLIE MAE (both half siblings sired by me gun dog TRAD) as pickup dogs during a pigeon shoot at a dairy farm on Friday. Both retrievers worked outstandingly in their marking of downed birds, their scent tracking of birds that had fallen into heavy cover, and in...
  6. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ The Dog Whistler ~

    ~ THE DOG WHISTLER ~ One on one He walks by their side A builder o' trust A painter o' pride He has his ways He follows his plan A gun dog is forged One dog, one man He works each day He builds a team A gun dog made A hunter's dream Through loving care and dedication His training plan, a...
  7. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ Spring Training ~

    Spring Training SHR LAKE CHAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC JH, call name MAC,is seen during water work drills conducted during a Spring training session. MAC is a highly athletic and stylish retriever with an incredible work ethic . Developing very nicely, I am hopeful that we see...
  8. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ HIGH OCTANE ~ "REV", an update.

    Aye Mates, They say time flies and such is the case with some "high octane" retrievers like that of one REV, seen below. It seems as though it was just yesterday that a seven month old REV charged at me full bore, launched into the air, and hit me with all four feet square in the chest with...
  9. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ K9 CHAOS ~ Unleashing The Joy

    ~ K9 Chaos ~ Aye Mates, As ye might have gathered, I typically run a tight ship with regards to me gun dogs MAC and TRAD in order to maintain the high degree of obedience as is a requisite for competition retrievers. Every now and then I like to let them just be dogs. Well, boys will be boys...
  10. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ K9 Motivation ~ Both Art And Science

    ~ K9 Motivation ~ Gun dog retriever prospect SHR LAKE CHAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC JH exhibiting drive and style during a recent training session focused on water work skills specific to 3 directional casting. All of us that work with dogs have our own ideas with regard to what...
  11. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ Some Dogs Can Fly ~

    TTF JACKSON LAD O' CLOONFINISH JH ~ JACKSON is seen "flying" during a recent training session focusing on multiple water marks. Aye Mates, ~ TTF JACKSON LAD O' CLOONFINISH JH ~ Now nearing 17 months old, JACKSON is consistently demonstrating ever increasing skills related to his work as both...
  12. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ Winter Training Images ~

    Aye Mates, Yesterday, Sunday 2/16/20, we had a warming trend here in New England with temperatures increasing to the upper 30’s, so my training partner Rick and I decided to get some retrievers out for some work. We had a nice day with focus on land work, though we did allow the dogs a dip in a...
  13. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ Focus ~

    ~ FOCUS ~ As a trainer, I utilize an array of techniques to foster intensive eye contact from the retrievers that I work with. Early conditioning rewarding eye contact engages the trainees and teaches them that good things come to them when they make and maintain eye contact with me . Whilst...
  14. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ MAC ~ A portrait.

    ~ SHR LAKE CHAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC JH ~ I spent some time yesterday with me gun dogs MAC and TRAD in the freshly fallen snow. The lads were granted a day off from training and allowed to frolic in the snow together at will. Don't get me wrong, they love training and all o'...
  15. IRISHWHISTLER

    Shooter And The Lads

    ~ Shooter And The Lads ~ SHOOTER is both the only chocolate colored and female Labrador Retriever in this training group from a session held this afternoon. At age 11 months, SHOOTER is also the youngest dog in this pack. SHOOTER is seen joined by left to far right, MAC, JACKSON, and TRAD. A...
  16. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ ECLIPSE ~ Portrait Of A Gun Dog

    ~ Eclipse ~ SHR LAKE CHAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC JH Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
  17. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ That Special Look ~

    ~ That Special Look ~ SHR LAKE CHAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC JH Those o' us that work with and hunt o'er dogs know that special look a gun dog exhibits whilst they are making bird. Hard to describe, an almost trance like state o' being with all senses on high alert as driven by...
  18. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ The Fowl Prowl ~

    ~ The Fowl Prowl ~ Me yellow Labrador Retriever gun dog MAC was on the prowl for fowl today as he meandered about the flood plain o' a small New England river. Shortly after capturing this image, MAC jumped several mallards out o' a small backwater. I used a wee bit o' post image editing to...
  19. IRISHWHISTLER

    ~ Upland Dreams ~

    ~ Upland Dreams ~ Me gunning Mate Jim is captured whilst hunting o'er me gun dog TRAD seen out front and just about to enter a cover plot. The viewer can sense Jim's anticipation and hopes for a game bird flush by TRAD. These are the moments so many of us live for. Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
  20. IRISHWHISTLER

    Focus on command ~ the whistle stop

    ~ SHR LAKE C HAFFEE'S AUTUMN LEGACY O' TRAD FINIAN MAC JH ~ " Me 20 month old Labrador Retriever gun dog trainee MAC is seen during a "whistle stop" whilst we were hunting pheasants. MAC has been trained to immediately face in me direction and SIT upon hearing a single peep on me whistle...
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