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Back to retrieving

Last Saturday was a return to retrieving with Doc, Mia and Elettra. Each of the guys got three bumpers and wings to retrieve, and everyone did a good job retrieving as well as honoring each other’s retrieves. After working each individually, … Continue reading

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Putting it together

Bill Tarrant wrote about the value of short, 5-10 minute training sessions, and it seems to be paying off for Doc and Mia. I take them out in the pasture several times a week for a short training session on … Continue reading

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Abbreviated water training

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 … Continue reading

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Back to retrieving

We went back to retrieving drills this past Sunday and while the Doc and Mia did okay on their long retrieves, the angles were a little too much. In the diagram,  #1-4 represent two sets of retrieves we ran with the … Continue reading

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Mark and honor

I spent a few minutes with Doc and Mia on retrieving, combining honoring with marking. My diagram is inspired by Two Brown Dawgs and the nice retriever diagrams they post in their blog. We ran 3 sets of bumpers with … Continue reading

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Casting in the wind

Saturday afternoon was warm with a stiff wind for our casting sessions, and my goal was to put some distance in their retrieves. Sophie and Dakota have had a fair amount of training in this area over the years but nothing … Continue reading

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Training Doc 4-4-14

  I attached bird wings to the bumpers and began working with Doc on retrieving, and he did an excellent job particularly with searching. He had trouble taking a line on the bumpers but did a very nice job of working … Continue reading

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