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The Looking Glass drill illustrated

After working with Elettra last Friday morning, I took Doc and Elvis out for some training. Actually, Elvis who has never enjoyed training, was content to sniff and lay around watching Doc train. Using a bumper with an attached wing, … Continue reading

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Retrieving with Elettra

Unfortunately, most people (and trainers) relate force fetching with inducing pain. I oppose that philosophy – it’s one that I never have, nor ever plan on using. I want dogs “wanting” to retrieve rather than “having” to retrieve, and training … Continue reading

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Through the Looking Glass and what Doc found there

We returned to the baseball drill Friday morning and while Doc did very well with his left and right casts, he had a lot of trouble with back casts and taking a line to the bumper. I quickly gave up … Continue reading

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Casting and doubles

Friday morning, I took Doc and Elvis on a nice long walk and stopped to work Doc on doubles and casting. At the age of 10, Elvis is waking up stiff some mornings and isn’t up to early morning cold … Continue reading

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more water retrieving

I’ve been working Doc and Elvis on retrieving drills, both land and water, and Friday continued with sending Doc out on doubles. Elvis wasn’t up to swimming and was content to wade and watch Doc work. But he had spent … Continue reading

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Baseball with Doc

This last Friday, I took Doc and Elvis out for retrieving drills, specifically the baseball drill. Until we can get on some birds, I’m focusing on retrieving. I put Doc on the pitcher’s mound and placed the bumper at first … Continue reading

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Elvis goes to school

Elvis and I were invited to attend classes at the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School on Thursday, Feb. 21 and would like to thank the school for the opportunity to discuss Spinone and therapy work. We are invited every … Continue reading

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