It's that time of year when it's time to start thinking about getting the dogs and my legs in shape for the hunting and trialing year. Actually, I've been pretty good this year about working out every day since we are shooting for some Chukar hunting in ID the last week of September and I sure don't want to be the last guy up the hill. Ace, my main dog, has been getting roaded everyday for 3 months now and is hard as a brick! Actually, since this is the first year I've done the roading thing for him, I'm interested to see how the trialing year starts off for him. Being in good shape should really help him early in the year.
Another aspect of getting ready is snake vaccine. I started the dogs on that 3 years ago and will keep it up this year too. Red Rock Biologic snake Vaccine is most effective on the Western Diamondback. In all the years I've hunted, I've never seen one. I'm sure I'm the only bird hunter that hasn't, but it's true- not one! I decided a few years ago to get all my dogs started on the vaccine, just in case. For piece of mind, nothing works better. I found out that it should not be used on puppies less than 4 months- so Cap is out. But Ruby is ready for her first shot and Ace and Bo ready for their annual booster. For Ruby, she'll get 2 shots a month apart and then she'll be protected a month after that.
Give this some thought. Google Red Rock Biologic and read about the product.