I've read about these dogs years ago. Seems that what they do is allow the dog to run around outside the blind and they lure the dog ducks to with in gun range. I'm sure it works too. Went Kate was a pup, I had a big madsh out back that was full of ducks. Kate would go out and try to catch them but they pretty much ignored her, just flew off to another spot and sat down. Then I noticed that other birds coming in were attracted to her like a decoy. It really does work but I'm not really sure how they use one hunting.
Also know as Little river dogs ,they are a nova scotia breed as the name implies , a medium sized dog mine is 56lbs and 3 year's old a very active dog that loves to work easy to train good with people and kids and very smart !
An excellent duck dog but can be used for fox or hare they are used outside the blind running up and down the shore to fetch a stick the hunter tosses ,they have a long maned tail with a white tip that for some reason seems to bring in the ducks much the same way fox do thus the name tolling (your forgiven this time Don)
Welcome to the site Slayer. I had Springer's years ago. Then when my last died I spent about 6 mos looking at puppies. Finally realized I was looking for Skipper and I didn't think I'd be fair to a new pup, wasn't Skip! So I went to pointing dogs and have never been without at least two again till Tia died on me leaving me with Otis, who was also long in the tooth. He turned 15 last spring and not doing real well. So I got two new setter pup's a few months ago.
The easiest way I found, has to be easy, is open an account in Photobucket. Then upload a photo there that you have re-sized to 450 pis max width or height. 450 on the longest side. Once it uploads, you scroll down a bit and you'll see the photo. Go down to IMG Code and left click on it. That will highlight the box next to it in blue, left click on that box. A list will come up and you'll see "copy", right click on it. Then go back to here and put the cursor where you want the photo and right click next to it. You'll get a list, choose "paste" and left click on it. That will put a code in your message that when posted will become a photo. You'll see the photo if you preview.
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...