Monthly Archives: January 2015

Pheasants in the field

Running in the pasture is free time for the guys and there are only 3 rules: 1- don’t run off, 2- come when called, and 3- don’t eat horse manure. Other than that, they can do pretty much anything they want, … Continue reading

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Angles

  On Friday I continued Doc and Mia’s retriever work with longer retrieves and angles. My goal with the longer retrieves was to get them out of the habit of retrieving bumpers only within throwing distance, so I took advantage … Continue reading

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Sophie and Elvis earn therapy titles

  Elvis and Sophie earned their American Kennel Club (AKC) therapy titles, and are now officially Darby Canyon Elvis Murphy, THD and Sophie Taz Murphy, THD. Friday was our day for therapy work and we picked up a new facility, … Continue reading

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Laws and ideology

Laws follow ideologies, and both spread rapidly spread in today’s world of instant information (and disinformation). Many thanks to one of my blog followers who keeps me abreast of trends, issues and laws elsewhere, which in turn allows me to … Continue reading

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Mark and honor

I spent a few minutes with Doc and Mia on retrieving, combining honoring with marking. My diagram is inspired by Two Brown Dawgs and the nice retriever diagrams they post in their blog. We ran 3 sets of bumpers with … Continue reading

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Spinone retrieves on final hunt

  Friday was probably my final bird hunt of the season, giving Mia her first goose retrieve and Doc a long water retrieve. But I’ll let the videos and photos chronicle what was intended to be a short hunt but … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 910 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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