With the season open we haven't been doing a lot of training, just working on a few known commands that need solidifying.
One of those being angle backs. This weekend we got to put it to use on someone else's duck. As the shooter was walking his house pet down to a bridge over a canal to get to a road that the duck crashed on the other side of out in the marsh grasses.
I asked if I could use my dog to get it of course he said sure to spare him the walk.
I went to the shooting location and lined up the Pearl, showed her the line and sent Back! like a rocked she busted into the canal and swam to the other side came out on line and up to the road. Whistle stopped (heres the test) right angle back into
the marsh behind her. She took it beautifully was out of sight for 20 seconds or so, then came smoking back bird in mouth across the canal. Heres her failure, she got out of the brush on the side of the canal dropped the duck and shook off. Needing a fetch /come command to bring it to heel sit and raise it to me. The gentlemen whose duck it was seemed shocked. Wow nice trained dog who trained it
She did have a glitch with the drop so I need to work on that. But I feel she passed this true hunt test.
Since she turned 2 seems the light has come on and she understands it all now. You can just see her game face come on when you grab a gun and some camo. She doesn't even like her ears rubbed when shes hunting. At home she our love bunny..LOL
With a Dog...You never hunt alone.