Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SW of Chicago
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As long as Tito is actively hunting, and not heading for Texas, I let him continue to hunt.
I want him to learn to persevere without help. I also want him to learn to use the wind, and to quarter back to the AOF if he goes too far. He needs to learn, on his own, that he has made a mistake and to fix it himself.
It's kind of fun watching him do it. Like yesterday, he over ran a mark by a good 50 yards. Then he pulled up, looked around, and you could just see him thinking "ooops, it can't have been this far". Then he quartered back, picked up the scent, and eventually came back with the bird.
CH Rosewood Little Giant, VCD2 UDX VER RA MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP TD DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UH UUD UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)
waiting at the bridge:
My first dog, and my most special girl
Gibson's Golden Girl, CD, CGC, TDI ( 3-20-1997 - 11-22-2013) a.k.a. "Tiny", "Queen B"
and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"