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I don't have much to say since it's like 9 degrees with 4 inches of snow and ice and what feels like 1 hour of daylight here; but since I'm killing time while my files upload, I'll sketch out my training plans for this year.
We left off doing singles, doubles, steady, honor, diversions, running pattern blinds, sight blinds and starting simple cold blinds, and doing all kinds of drills in dog skool, culminating in "run by" - which she did! albeit with a very confused expression.
Gladys should be back from nursing her puppies at the end of January. We'll get her readjusted to our routine, the usual obedience, and hopefully go back to dog skool mid-to-end of February session, to get back in the drills groove. Then at least these 4 areas to focus on:
a) As the pattern field conditions allow, back to pattern blinds and back in the collar groove. Then incorporate concepts w/ the pattern blinds
b) run by then swim by (in the spring)
c) sight blinds, simple cold blinds, then ramp it up
d) singles, doubles, diversion birds, honor; mix it up, alternate with drills and blinds
Addendum: I forgot, she was starting to do triples and delayed triples too, we'll build back up to that. Keep it mixed up.
We're lucky we have dog skool teecher to tell us what to do and make sensible training setups; plus one of our training buddies has surpassed us to starting to train for Master, so he makes good setups. Looking forward to spring :-)
Dawn, Dee Dee (L), and Gladys (R)
and Boomer (avatar pic) with us in spirit always
Last edited by boomers_dawn; 01-03-2013 at 03:16 PM.