Roxie had training last weekend in preparation for her NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dogs association) next weekend. Julie (test secretary) and Ben worked with us and Roxie did GREAT! She found and pointed with ease all three birds, tracked three more birds, and most importantly, swam after the bumper with no problem!!! Based on how she did, Julie feels she will pass the Natural Ability test next weekend with no problem. This is a huge relief and I was so proud of her.
Her last point was perfect and beautiful. Luckily Ben had his camera and was able to take a few pics (click to enlarge). That’s me in the orange jacket standing on her check cord trying to keep her from chasing the bird when it flushes (she did anyway, we’re working on that). Photos below were taken by Ben Voris.
These next pics were taken in the field behind our house. It’s spring time so the wild flowers are out. To see the rest of the pics click http://www.flickr.com/gp/66999112@N00/c16M14