Today we are joining our friend Jodi over at Heart Like A Dog and her co-hostess Sue from The Talking Dog Blog for her Follow-up Friday, the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.
Thank you all for your wonderful comments on Titan’s photo!
“So why did you leave?”
Titan went to Tennessee to continue with his retriever training. His trainer winters there so he can continue to train with dogs year round and he wanted to take Titan with him so they could keep the momentum so there wouldn’t be such a long break in his training.
“How is everyone adjusting to him being home?”
Although back in Michigan he is not home quite yet. Dave will continue with his training for a bit longer as they are working on blind retrieves, in which the dog does not see the bird fall or forgets the location and forgets the location of the fallen bird and the handler directs the dog to the bird by means of a whistle, voice, and hand signals (this is called casting). They are also working on sit to whistle. I did take Maia with us to visit him, let’s just say he was only interested in one end of her and it wasn’t her head
As promised here is my follow-up from yesterdays
Let’s start with the photos of Maia and what we struggle with in the ring. You will remember the first photo was just fine, she stacked very nicely but then the judge started to approach her so in the second photo we had some issues…
1. The look of “oh NO here he comes”
2. I don’t know if you can really see it
but she is starting to lean towards me
3. Leaning back, which makes her
legs look like they are to far forward
instead of underneath her.
I am very fortunate that Michelle was able to get two short videos of her moving. The first one is our down and back…
this next one is the go around…
She did pretty good with both of these but we had no dogs chasing her So although we did have some issues she is doing better each time we show so I think by the end of the season she will be feeling real comfortable with the whole thing, at least I hope.
2 Brown Dawgs asked
“Will you be entering any hunt test this year?”
I am so anxious to see him run in a test, the plan is to enter either in June or July; May is so busy already with the Genesee supported show and Kalamazoo. I’m hoping to start Rally with him this year also but I will have to see how things go with the hunt tests, those are priority!
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