Water retrieves

Doc and Mia wait to be sent out for a bumper.

Doc and Mia wait to be sent out for a bumper.

With my little pond now full of water, it was a good opportunity to take the guys out for a little refresher training on water retrieves. Both the dogs and I were a little rusty on the obedience part of it, but it’s still early and there’s a whole summer ahead of us.

Mia returns with a bumper.

Mia returns with a bumper.

I took them out two at a time: Doc and Mia, Sophie and Elvis, and finally Dakota by herself. Since the Labs no longer hunt, for them it was just retrieving for fun with no training involved.

 

Doc returns with a bumper.

Doc returns with a bumper.

Mia takes the easy way out as she and Doc retrieve.

Mia takes the easy way out as she and Doc retrieve.

Retrieving is not everything as Mia and Doc go on point with my pigeons.

Retrieving is not everything as Mia and Doc go on point with my pigeons.

Sophie retrieves a bumper.

Sophie retrieves a bumper.

Elvis swims out for a bumper.

Elvis swims out for a bumper.

Elvis crawls up the bank with a bumper. Other than the pond's inlet and outlet, I left the banks of the pond vertical.

Elvis crawls up the bank with a bumper. Other than the pond’s inlet and outlet, I left the banks of the pond vertical.

At the ate of 10, Dakota can still catch serious air.

At the ate of 10, Dakota can still catch serious air.

As usual, Dakota enters the water headfirst.

As usual, Dakota enters the water headfirst.

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2 Responses to Water retrieves

  1. I bet they loved this. Loved the pictures of Dakota launching.

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  2. Thanks. Too bad we didn’t know about dock dogs when she was in her prime!

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