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Any hunt where your pup gets go get birds and time in the field with you is a GREAT DAY

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it's like riding a bike

I guess they don't forget.
Since it's pouring rain here, and I'm trying to not think about Toby's vet appointment this afternoon, I took Tito to drop in obedience this morning. You get 15 minutes in the ring by yourself. I zipped him thru the Open and Utility exercises, and he did a fantastic job. He only made one mistake, which was technically my fault. Yay Tito! I was so pleased, because he hasn't seen any obedience stuff for MONTHS. (the mistake, btw, was heading for a jump on a go-out, which was my fault because of where my hand was, he thought he was being sent there).



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Ok on the car subject. Maria you must fill me in on your findings when you go SUV shopping. I won't buy Japanese. I have family members who work for Ford and GM so we try to buy American only now.

I like the Ford Flex, I hear they have a TON of interior room. They are a bit goofy looking but they have grown on me. If money were no object I would LOVE to get a Yukon Denali XL. My in-laws have one and the room in there just makes me DROOL. With two rows of seats (they take the 3rd row out) all four of my dogs have a ton of room. Now that is without crates but with crates there would be room out the wazoo!

I currently have a 2007 Ford Explorer. I can get 3 crates in if two are SUV side by side crates. Other wise only two.

I am now looking at a Kia Sorento...Looks like some good room but have to go measure with my tape measure this weekend..
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Ok on the car subject. Maria you must fill me in on your findings when you go SUV shopping. I won't buy Japanese. I have family members who work for Ford and GM so we try to buy American only now.

I like the Ford Flex, I hear they have a TON of interior room. They are a bit goofy looking but they have grown on me. If money were no object I would LOVE to get a Yukon Denali XL. My in-laws have one and the room in there just makes me DROOL. With two rows of seats (they take the 3rd row out) all four of my dogs have a ton of room. Now that is without crates but with crates there would be room out the wazoo!

I currently have a 2007 Ford Explorer. I can get 3 crates in if two are SUV side by side crates. Other wise only two.

So I ended up going with a Hyundai Santa Fe. Since I only have one dog (right now ) I wanted something that would fit a crate with the back seats up. It was the smallest thing I could find that worked with that, and I had a very limited budget (we wanted to be able to buy it right out). However, its not American so doesn't fit for you on that front. For something bigger, I was a fan of the Tahoe as well, but I feel like I'm driving a truck with such a big SUV. Just not my thing. Honestly, if you don't absolutely have to have an SUV, minivans are awesome! My next car will probably be a minivan. If you take out or collapse the far back seats, you have lots of room, and that way I can make sure to leave room for the kids and car seats.

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I think I would like the Ford Escape Hybrid myself....

As far as training Scout is doing well. She's got the first blind down--I set her up and she's ready to go at the drop of a dime. The other two she's close to having down pat as well. Once she really, really gets it we will start transitioning to the field and using the PB field to teach technical concepts.
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Weave poles are a twice a day event right now - I am working Around the Clock entries at speed and the sippy cup has come back out. I used it at agility class last night as well for both Towhee and Faelan. Faelan weaves are improving again - sometimes at home the weaves are included in a pinwheel formed from tire, dogwalk, poles; or dogwalk, jump, poles; or just the jump being moved for the clock.

I have entered Ms Towhee in Rally Novice and, ahem, bad handler, haven't trained all the exercises, so: Drop out of motion, german about (left about turn?) and the front/finish combinations are daily training events as well.

Towhee is feeling much, much better and she is so full of energy, keeping her busy is something. She likes the 24 inch poles that I finally set up - at first she was like, hey, this is different, now she zooms right on through.

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Monday: Agility : poles at speed, Pinwheels working sends and FC for jump #3
Obedience: Fronts, Finishes with dumbbell
Heeling with distractions (I think toys so I stay at home)
Tuesday: Towhee has obedience, I may go with Faelan
Wednesday: Casey, Faelan and Towhee have agility class
Thursday: Faelan drop in obedience class
Friday : Repeat of Monday with Obedience jumps as well
Sat : Obedience Match with pizza party, weather permitting: RTC with Tire, and serpentines
Sunday: Agility match, weather permitting stop somewhere along the way and work heeling

Edit to add: I need to move Faelan's weaves to a daily event - I have only been working them 1-2 days a week and it shows ..

Edit again: YES!! I just signed up for an Open Obedience Workshop Sunday Night


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OK I really should not be on the computer. I have a TON to get done at home but I had to brag on my Goober.

Took Quinn and Gabby out for some whistle sit work and FTP. I am trying to find different locations I can do this to change up the picture. I have found a little confusion when I have done that but that is good, they need to learn. Got to the park, forgot leashes no whistle sit work but I decide to do a little casting for a warm up.

I went to the same park I have been only did a different location. There is always litter around to distract the dogs. I start with 12 bumpers, and I start close "back" for 4, then move further away. Probably I am at about 60 yards on the last distance. Gabby was great for the first two distances. She bugs me because she does not look out. I forgot the tab to steady her head, but she runs straight out to the pile so I don't let it get me. Last distance, Gabby gets her eye on a bottle off to my right a ways. I release her and she cuts over to check it out. I call her back. Yes, I say "NO!" and nick her and call her to come. Release again. She does it again. The third time I let her go see it was just a bottle really NOT a bumper and called her back. I give her the "back" command, and off she goes for 3 bumpers clean as a whistle.

I know I am not supposed to let her go check something out. However we do not have the skills to work around that other than calling back and trying again, and that was not working. She was DETERMINED to see what that was.

I send her for the 4th bumper (and last one) sure enough the stinker cuts right again! I call "NO!" and nick her, tell her to come, she does not come straight back to me, but when she gets in line with the bumper I give a long loud sit whistle. Gabby sits! I allow her to settle, she is watching me, I take my time and give her a left back cast, and she takes it runs straight out to the bumper and brings it in! I am SO proud of my girl. No not the best day of FTP work but it's nice to see all the other drills I am working on are paying off too! I truly love my dog!

Oh by the way... it was COLD out today.

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Today we went to Dan's, and it was Tito's best training session EVER.
We started with some casting/lining drills, new ones but same basic skill sets, and he hit 100% right!!! Yay Tito!!! Great attitude, a real team player.
So we didn't belabor the issue, and moved out to a new field for some blinds. Today's goal was to get him to run some nice straight lines thru very heavy cover. The blinds were set up 80, 100, and 150 yards out. The field is relatively flat, a few bushes but not many, but the cover is up to his shoulders. When he sits in this field, we can just see his head, so I had to give BIG casts to be sure he saw me.
He did a GREAT job. Not a single cast refusal. The first one he *almost* lined, got a little way off about 10 yards from the bird, took the sit and a nice literal cast, came up with it right away. The second one, he pretty much lined, again got off just a little toward the end and took a nice cast. The third one he got off the line several times because there was a 30+ mph crosswind which was pushing him, but he took every sit whistle and every cast with total cooperation. To say we were pleased with him would be an understatement. He ran nice straight lines even tho the cover was quite heavy, and was a real team player today. Yay Tito! There's hope for him yet
We went on and did some upland hunting next. Dan planted a runner, and unfortunately, run she did. Tito wasn't able to find the bird, so Dan planted a chuckar instead and Tito did flush this one.
Now here comes the part where Barb has a heart attack...Dan shot the bird, but it didn't die. Instead it flew off, and Tito turned on the afterburners and took off after the bird. That would be fine, except he was heading full speed ahead toward a very steep, very deep rocky ravine (about 25 feet deep). I blew the sit whistle with all I had in me...and HE SAT ! ! ! ! HE SAT ! ! ! !
I was afraid he wouldn't even realize the ravine was there, because we were in some pretty heavy cover, and would literally launch himself to his death. It was a very tense moment for me.
We walked up to him, praised him for sitting, and then Dan let him pick his way carefully down the ravine and back up the other side to get the bird. When Tito got to the bird it took off again, Dan got the shot this time, and Tito got the bird. I so wish I had a video of him coming back down and then back up this very steep ravine, thru the rocky creek, bird in mouth. What a moment.
So all the training has paid off....Tito is now a true hunting dog. He's steady to flush, and will stop when told to and await further directions. This is a huge thing for this strong prey drive, independent dog.
I couldn't be more pleased today.



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Whoa !! What a Good boy Tito was. Thank goodness he sat. Woot Woot


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I was scared to death. Dan said he would have slowed himself down, I think he would have launched himself into orbit.



CH Rosewood Little Giant VCD3 UDX VER RA TDX MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UH UUD AN UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)

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