My journey training Zara and Colombo for performance sports
including hunt tests, conformation, dock diving, and lure coursing.

My journey training Zara and Colombo for performance sports
including hunt tests, conformation, dock diving, and lure coursing.

My journey training Zara and Colombo for performance sports
including hunt tests, conformation, dock diving, and lure coursing.

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Zara and the woodcock I shot Bird Dog

Becoming A Hunter

I never had any interest in hunting until recently. That may seem like a weird statement from someone who's been training her bird dog to…
Terry Ann
January 8, 2021

Who is the Accidental Bird Dog?

Zara is my seven year old Hungarian vizsla. When we first got Zara as a puppy, my husband and I had no intention of training her for hunting. When Zara was two years old, I entered her in a Junior Hunter Test at her breeder’s encouragement. With little training, she did exceptionally well and I found myself amazed watching her natural ability. Soon after, I decided that I wanted to train her to a more advanced level and that began a long journey that has taken me places I never imagined. We added a second dog, Colombo the Rhodesian ridgeback, a few years later. Thanks to the two of them, I’ve become passionate about all things related to performance dogs and dog sports.

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In 2019, I created a video about my NAHVDA experience with Zara for their film festival.

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I was featured on the Gun Dog It Yourself podcast talking about my journey into the bird dog world with Zara. Have a listen!

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November 25, 2020 in Puppy

What I Will Do Differently With My Next Bird Dog

Although it will likely be several more years before we get another puppy, sometimes I can't help but think about the things I will do…
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