What a wild and windy training day today. Consistant 25 mph winds with stronger gusts.
3 wingers; #1 100 yards away, bird thrown with the wind into 24 inch tall grass.
#2 140 yards, angled in towards us but still carried with the wind off a rise into mottled tall grass.
#3 140 yards across the wind away from us down into a invisable pocket out of sight. Dog had to run straight into the wind.
The Pearl handled them all exceptionally well, ran great to the area of fall and used the wind to nail them quickly.
Next did some walking singles with two throwers one up wind and one down wind in tall grass. 4 birds total. again great results.
Next moved the mat to change up the pattern of the wingers. #1 became long, #3 became short but still landing out of site.
Again the little ladies performance was impressive.
Then the blind retrieves, Welllllllllll the first one shall I say was not to impressive. About 60 yards straight with the wind.
The wind took her right off line and then sit whistle refusals made it ugly but we got it.
The second blind she did much better on. I think she understood the sit whistle corrections from the first one, and had time to think about it while the other dogs ran. it was cross wind about 60 yards. She sucked to the wind took a perfect whistle ( my timing is getting better) short over cast, whistled, back to the retrieve. Then a couple of fun tosses and alot of good dogs we put her away on a very high spirit.
I think we learned alot today and pretty happy with the outcome.
With a Dog...You never hunt alone.