With 3 weeks to go before the GSP Hunt test, it was a VERY busy weekend for me & Roxie. We had field training both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday we were at Hastings Island with the Sacramento Weim Club. We worked on her whoa command in several different settings, finding and pointing the bird, flushing the bird and retrieving the bird. She started off slow but had picked up quite a bit and was doing well by the end of the day. It was helpful to watch others training with their dogs as well as watch the more experienced dogs do their “thing”. I was able to see how it’s SUPPOSED to go.
Sunday, we met Jack out at Yankee Slough for some water work. He was able to get a couple of pheasants and chuckar to practice with too. Again, she was a little slow to start but was getting better by the end of the day. We went to the water and got her to fetch the bumper a few times, but was really reluctant. But once we brought out the dead birds she was HAPPY to go get them. Jack brought out all four of his dogs and worked them a little too. We let Roxie run with one of his to see how they did in a “brace” situation. Roxie did fine, but I think that was because Loose wasn’t interested in playing with Roxie and let her know right off the bat. Not sure how she will do with a willing participant.
We will continue training with Gar too.
I took some pictures of her retrieving from the water and a little video too. Jack, there are a couple pics of Sparky and High Five if you want to download them.