Congrat's River , love seeing straight hunting dogs getting their due . Are you coming to the hunt test in Mossy pond retrievers in Ga . It's being hosted by NEFHRC . I will be running one dog in season , she only needs one more pass to HR . Could have got it last spring season , but I pulled her because she cheated the bank . She would have passed , already did the land series with outstanding dog work . The water-- already did the blind with no trouble , but that double , a couple of dogs did it and pass , but I called her back and put the lead on and thank the judges .Didn't want to start a habit .Again congrats
No, I wont be able to make Mossy Pond and I hate that too. I hear their grounds are awesome. My next one will be Charleston in November and maybe Midlands in October. There are a few things that I would like to tighten up before we try for his HR title. I maybe being a little over critical of him at 15 months old but there is alot of enjoyment in seeing him inprove with every run in training.
We both felt the pressure of the test environment verses training for sure. When I opened the box on sunday for the last series he had a look in his eyes that I had never saw before. I said, oh no big boy you got settle down we can't fall apart now! The walk up was perfect he glued to the ground (heel/sit) when the mark came up and rock steady to the shot. The blind went good but my lining could use some work. I think I gave three or four cast to the blind one of which was a big left over. On to the double and, again again rock steady to the shot with perfect line manners. (go bird splashed and no splsh with the memory) There was a big feather floating on the water that look like a Feeder Butt that sucked him to the left alittle on the memory bird that fell on the bank in some cover but he worked it out. His marking and memory are great but there is still room for improvement over all before we move on.