Spry Yellowdog wrote:I took the mutt out to the duck swamps today for a brush up on training and blind etiquette before the season opener this weekend.
After being gone for 1 1/2 weeks big game hunting I thought we might run into a few problems. Boy was I wrong, I think the lay off did her good. She was awesome her nose work on very heavy cover marks was the best I have ever seen. Long blinds across water to land were nailed with hardly any handling. When needed her whistle sits were crisp even at long distance, Over casts were dead on. It was almost to good to be true. And in the blind she sat still and steady with my duck call blairing loud and birds landing in front of her. So now my expectations are high but reality is she will break down some in all the excitement so im ready for that.
The best thing is seeing all the time and training has really stuck and she gets it. But either way this should be fun
krazybronco2 wrote:I think I learn more than she does each time we have to go back and do something over and the hardest part is swallowing your pride and just doing it again so the dog truly understand what you want them to do.
CatSquirrel wrote:krazybronco2 wrote:I think I learn more than she does each time we have to go back and do something over and the hardest part is swallowing your pride and just doing it again so the dog truly understand what you want them to do.
Benjamin, far too many people rush through the basics instead of firmly entrenching them. It sounds like you're making excellent progress.
As for us, we did a simple marking drill (singles) with a straightforward blind about 15 feet downwind of one of the old falls. Pretty basic and vanilla, but we're running under judgement this weekend so I didn't want any battles.
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