Poor Soren has not been getting the prep he needs for his BH and obedience work lately. Our focus has been on tracking and the movie but yesterday we had his 3rd dumbbell session and brushed him up on some heeling, and position changes including turning left which is the hardest! He is learning where is ass end is and getting the hang of exactly where to be by my knee. All in all no complaints, especially with his retrieve already solid!
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The weekend report
Typical weekend for the pack consists of some fun and play after some work. Sunday was no different and the girls all got what they needed! Raina worked some HR, making fast work of a problem that was set up 48 hours prior. The dog amazes me every time i see her work. I got lucky, really lucky that not only did i get an amazing genetic package with her (thanks to my team member Rita who bred Raina and her sister from a previous litter Abby) but i also have had years of dog related experiences in multiple facets to be able to raise her to be such an amazing working dog. You really cannot have a good canine search team without both the genetically appropriate dog and the knowledgeable trainer who knows how to work their dog to its fullest potential. Raina’s fullest potential was obvious when she was a certified airscent and HR dog at 12 months old, she has been ROCK SOLID ever since.
But i have digressed obviously, can’t help it 🙂
Emeline also ran a nice short, hot trail through a parking lot and around the school building with contamination everywhere. She did great, especially getting a direction of travel when casting her on the blacktop.
After we finished up the work we piled all 5 dogs in the truck and headed out to our swimming spots, first stopping off at the Delaware river section where its deep enough for the girls to really swim.
Next we moved on to a more shallow inlet section where max and frank really got to enjoy it, as neither swims in deep water.
We finished up the day with obedience. The key to a well behaved dog is regular fun obedience sessions which we do daily.