Bob walking Griz through his first time
Bruin going through his first time
Bob with Cleo
Now the Handlers turn. This is Jim with Cleo. We felt she did a really nice job.
Ed and his handsome boy Griz
Steve working Bruin
We also did duck drags today which is something that we did last week and is part of the upcoming test. After yesterdays retrieves we were hopeful she would bring the duck back. Cleo was up first and she did a great job. Watch the video below to see her in action.
Steve was kind enough to drag the duck off for us and then hide in the woods so that he could let us know whether or not she picked the bird up or played with it first. He reported back that she nipped it several times before bringing it back. When it was Bruins turn he had a similar result. He brought his duck back to hand but he had nipped it as well. This is an issue because they will loose points on the UT test for nipping. Griz on the other hand had no issues with nipping and brought it back but not to hand. Again, he will also loose points for this. See his video below.
After the duck drag we put each dog back on the whoa table to start from basics in order to break them of their retrieving issues. Cleo and Bruin for nipping and Griz to retrieve to hand. Once they got it on the table we transitioned to the ground and then back to retrieves.
Jim and Cleo
Steve and Bruin
Cleo retrieving the bumper
Bruin in the blind with Steve. Jim in the distance as the second gunner.
Bruin on retrieve
Jim walking Cleo through the decoys before throwing out the first bumper
Cleo being sent out on retrieve of the bumper
Cleo bringing the bumper back
Scout is a tank!! He's very solid for 19 weeks!
Jim, Scout and Bob
Scout on Point
We also got to see Anthony and his 18 week old DK puppy Chase. Chase looked great in the field today. It's amazing how much he grew since last weekend. He had nice definitive points and looks so flashy in the field. Below are some pics of Chase doing his thing.
Nice point Chase!
Chase loves those birds!
We also got to see our Red and White Setter friend Chaeli (hope I spelled her name right this week) who is owned by Ron Levin. I only got to see one of Chaeli's run's today but it was clear you could see improvement from last week. She has a nice nose and her first bird today she hit from a good distance off. Way to go Chaeli!!
Chaeli wanted those birds today!
What a cute face!
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