Sage Monkey

Sage Monkey

Sunday, January 8, 2012

First Training Day of 2012

Scout on the run

Today was the first official training day of 2012. Jim has been working force fetch at home the last two weeks but this morning we traveled to NJ with 7 pigeons to work with Bob Corsaro. We wanted to focus on getting Cleo steady as well as having her honor. Cleo's brother Scout from a later litter was there to help.

It was a beautiful and chilly morning 

Cleo on point

Cleo looks absolutely bat s#%t crazy to me in this pic. Makes me laugh.

Cleo had a so-so day. The moment Jim let her out of the truck and he called her around and she blew him off I had a feeling we would be in for a rough day. She was intermittently defiant which was uncharacteristic and frustrating. I'm not quite sure why she wasn't acting like herself but she came home and threw up everywhere and has been pretty lethargic and needy. I'm not sure what the deal is but I'll watch her and if she's not back to normal we'll head off to the vet. She goes there every Tuesday anyhow for daycare.

Jim with Cleo and Jim Given with Scout

It was super fun training with Cleo's little brother Scout today. He is a full blood sibling from a later liter. He is just the sweetest and most handsome boy. Its nice to have him there to train with Cleo because she is so competitive with other dogs and selfishly I love to photograph Scout. Below are some pics of him in action.

Bob had them take turns finding and pointing birds. Then we would cut the other dog loose to honor. They both did a fairly decent job. Cleo would get pretty impatient when it wasn't her turn. So this week we will work her on whoa and keeping her steady. Up until today she was doing really well. I'm hoping it was just a fluke. Below are some more fun pics.

Scout catching major air

Cleo on point

Scout on point

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