Abbreviated water training

Our training pond.

Our training pond.

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.

Doc returns with a bumper

Doc returns with a bumper

Mia returns with a bumper

Mia returns with a bumper

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.

Doc wades out for a bumper

Doc wades out for a bumper

Mia retrieves a bumper with bird wings attached.

Mia retrieves a bumper with bird wings attached.

Since it’s a nice area to train, we’ll definitely return – when there isn’t so many people around, that is.

Mia wades out to retrieve

Mia wades out to retrieve

Doc goes into deep water for the bumper

Doc goes into deep water for the bumper

Mia and Doc return with bumpers although Doc dropped his on the way back.

Mia and Doc return with bumpers although Doc dropped his on the way back.

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2 Responses to Abbreviated water training

  1. Sometimes I can’t get over how rude people can be. Shooting guns in an area where dogs are training qualifies as rude in my book.

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