Monday, August 30, 2010

on point

a pic of birdie on point. it is from a video so very low quality. we will be training with live quail on saturday. really looking forward to it.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

cooling off

some water play pictures. after training i always take birdie over to the neighbor hood i grew up in to cool off and do some water fetching.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

whistle with some distance

working on whistle commands from a distance. she has a tendency to want to come with the sit command but she is getting it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

training at the lakehouse

we stayed at a friends lakehouse while our house being tented this week. birdie loved all the open space for running around and the lake has a very gradual slope into the water which made it an ideal place for water retrieval training. birdie has been swimming many times but i have never been able to get her to retrieve a dummy while in the water. first toss at the lakehouse and she looked like a pro. there is some marshy area that she loved tromping around in which is a very good thing because she will be doing a lot of retrieves in that type of cover. she also enjoyed hunting and pointing at dragon flies. what a great pup!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

hunt em up and fetch em up

sorry about the camera quality. it was shot and uploaded to youtube with my phone. it was hard to handle birdie and the camera at the same time. i took birdie out today and hid three duck wings in an open field while i left her in the car. she found all three very quickly. its fun to watch her pick up the sent and narrow it down. this was the first time hiding wings for her. the second video is just sit, stay, fetch, come and heel with a duck wing. not too bad for a 14 week old pup. im very pleased with her progress.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

jump birdie jump

took birdie out on the boat again the other day. wanted to see if i could get her to jump out of the boat and swim. i tried throwing in a few of her dummies and though she acted like she wanted to get them she was not going to jump in. finally i got out of the boat to give her some encouragement. it took a little while but she finally jumped in for me and swam around. she jumped in about 5 times total. we called it a day and went for a joy ride to find some birds to look at. she especially enjoyed the moorhens and all the noise they were making.