Last Sunday I took Doc and Mia to McTucker ponds in order to get an idea of where they were with water retrieves. I started them out on a couple of plain bumpers which they became bored with after a couple of retrieves, so I switched to bumpers with bird wings attached.
We only worked for about 15 minutes when some people set up a couple of chairs on the opposite side of the pond and began shooting their shotguns occasionally. Since I didn’t know where they were shooting or what they were shooting at, I called the dogs back in and gave up for the day.
Since it’s a nice area to train, we’ll definitely return – when there isn’t so many people around, that is.