GruntDog was an idea that I came up with back in the
mid-90's after reading about and training pointing dogs for the
last 10 years.
Ralph G. Fatello
My thoughts about what makes a good to great hunting campanion
in the field has come from the many years I've spent afield as
a young man in the late 50's bird hunting with my dad in New
England and later bird hunting right through the 60's, 70's,
80's, 90's and into the new century.
But some of you may recognize the "Grunt" term. Where
did that come from? Well, my time in the Marine Corps (1969-1971)
was spent as a Grunt. That's infantry. 0311. In short, I've spent
sometime walking in my life.
Getting back to my thoughts on dogs, and in particular, Pointing
Dogs. I like a dog that hunts close enough to me where I don't
have to yell or blow a whistle every 5 minutes to reel him or
her in. Believe me, I've had both. I had a setter once that used
to hit the field running and never looked back. She may have
found some birds out there. I'll never know. I do know that my
oldest German Shorthair Gunny is what I consider to be the ideal
Gunny hunts close. He hunts with conviction and he is a bird
finding machine. He has tremendous style on point and his demeanor
is excellant. I believe I can train YOU to train your
dog with a few simple commands and drills.
I do not take on dogs and train them. I strictly consult with
you and your dog, and work with you and your dog. Your dog should
be listening to you. Not me or some other highly paid trainer.
If you want your dog to hunt with you and for
you then give me a call.