Monthly Archives: April 2014

Escapees returned

The guys were raising a royal fuss this morning and upon going outside, I found a Mastiff and Chessie-cross exploring the neighbor’s yard. The Chessie was as friendly as can be and came right up to me however the Mastiff, … Continue reading

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Water!

The water came down the ditch on Friday, so Saturday I let the guys have some free time in the pasture for several hours while I dug out the ditch. Squirt spent most of the time playing with Choco, the … Continue reading

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Casting in the wind

Saturday afternoon was warm with a stiff wind for our casting sessions, and my goal was to put some distance in their retrieves. Sophie and Dakota have had a fair amount of training in this area over the years but nothing … Continue reading

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Scottish tail docking study has been published

Source: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-04/bmj-uwd040314.php PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 4-Apr-2014 Contact: Stephanie Burns sburns@bmj.com 44-020-738-36920 BMJ-British Medical Journal Undocked working dogs at greatest risk of tail injuries in Scotland Sufficient evidence to lift current docking ban on certain breeds, say authors Undocked working dogs … Continue reading

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Training Sophie 4-4-14

  Sophie followed Doc’s training session and I ran mostly doubles with her, which she handled with no problem. Age is really catching up with her and she’s losing strength in her back end. She fell over several times while … Continue reading

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Training Dakota 4-4-14

  Dakota was last to train and I just limited her to a series of single marks, Deciding long ago that she’d never be able to run doubles. Having serious attention deficit issues, a single mark is all she can handle. Surprisingly, … Continue reading

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Training Doc 4-4-14

  I attached bird wings to the bumpers and began working with Doc on retrieving, and he did an excellent job particularly with searching. He had trouble taking a line on the bumpers but did a very nice job of working … Continue reading

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