Walk With Wick Vol. 1 by John Wick
Yeah so I’m gonna work my way backwards on these follow ups…
I generally don’t like to rush stuff so bear with me on the timeframe for these
It feels really good to sit back here on my patio and listen to the various sounds that occupy the space around the music of Howlin Wolf that I have playing. So thinking about the book and so stuff from The Hunting Dog Podcast (please check Ron B. -sorry I always mess up his last name and I don’t feel like copy/paste -ING right now. Here…The Hunting Dog Podcast
ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE FRUSTRATION/ DONT GET FRUSTRATED
it’s interesting how that’s literally a chapter in the book and really sticks out to me; being a novice dog trainer and hunter. Shit my dog tries the hell out of me sometimes but I can say the reward is way bigger than the frustration. It’s also the phase where the dog is young and interested in learning and adapting…or on some days, not interested.
So for the most part, cuz I’m still reading it, the book is great, highly informative, and surprisingly personal. It’s not just a textbook…cuz it IS for sure a textbook…but yet a view of John Wicks journey in the realm of sporting dogs, specifically Tree Dogs. He’s got an extremely relatable story and some good advice. I’d so he’s got it down and I feel good about that purchase. Some of his thoughts and ideas, hell I guess you can call them theories about dog training and development, have been practical and modest at the same time. He’s saying to me that the dog is really going to work or not work, but I think papers don’t define the dog. That’s also interesting to me because of how i got my dog. He was adopted so there’s no real way for me to tell what his parents were like. Nonetheless he’s been proving his worth time and time again and I’m pretty proud of him.
This also leads me to my thoughts about training a dog to hunt anyway. How do the primitive man have trained their dogs to do what our dogs do today? What was the like? How did they communicate…what were the standards…or hell were there even standards? Now my mind is blown…