Monthly Archives: August 2016

Through the Looking Glass

Apologies to Lewis Carroll, but after all Doc Savage is from the literary litter and this weekend he made it through the Looking Glass drill with little trouble. I began by having him retrieve a pile of bumpers, then began … Continue reading

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The Looking Glass drill

We took a break from the water last weekend and I worked with Doc and Mia on the Looking Glass drill. This drill, along with the power bar and waist cord, was developed by Mike Gould and is used to … Continue reading

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Docs 4th birthday

It’s hard to believe the kid’s growing up, but Friday we celebrated Doc’s 4th birthday with Buffalo Chicken sliders from Arby’s. I just got back from another birthday party today, as we were invited to a Quinceanera, this being the … Continue reading

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Two styles of retrieving

You couldn’t ask for two dogs that have a more different approach to retrieving than Elvis and Dakota. Both love swimming and retrieving and while Dakota hits the water like a runaway freight train, Elvis who never hurries with anything, … Continue reading

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Beginning duck search with Doc and Mia

I upped the ante with Doc and Mia in preparing them for duck search, with the addition of Scott Linden’s Real Bird Bumper along with getting them accustomed to retrieving from land to water. Although they have retrieved ducks from land to … Continue reading

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Retrieving with Elvis and Mia

Last Sunday, Mia and Elvis got a chance to train and swim at the Rose Ponds. Both dogs did a nice job of retrieving and again, I ended their training sessions with some free time in the water. Mia continued swimming … Continue reading

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Retrieving with Doc and Dakota

I took Doc and Dakota to the Rose Ponds for a little water work and they had a great time retrieving bumpers. After their individual training sessions, I gave them some free time for swimming and retrieving together.

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