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I think you are right! My King once launched himself since he was trained to always trust if I said it was safe, it was. One of my brothers did NOT check under the assumption that King would stop if it was unsafe - well King ended up fine, I cannot say the same for that brother!


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First off, GO TITO!!! What a good boy!

Second, Riot and I had a good session today! A really good one. He did great on his casting, and there were even a few more distractions than usual. Super happy with him! I only had to remind him once or twice that he had to deliver to hand. I'm really glad that we were able to get it together, considering that we are going to the Dahls tomorrow for training. I'll let you all know how it goes!

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Rainy, windy, November day here. We just got back from line drills for blinds and a couple of short cold blinds and then a quick romp with her BMD friend. Blinds and drills went great. Quiet, focused, looking out. Cueing with dead bird is working well. The joy of running blinds maybe back.
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It's a lovely day here and I don't have even 20 extra minutes to train. I'm bummed.
Good thing Tito is a "less is more" kind of guy.



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Gorgeous day here. Back from the vet, just spent some time outdoors working agility with all 3 dogs - pinwheel to poles; 1 pinwheel up a slope, the other down a slope (my yard has few level areas and those all need raking again), now I am off to a pizza party and Open Run Thru with Faelan.

Towhee will be coming off the antibiotics this Tuesday and we hope for no recurrence.

Hunters about way to close to my property, shot some rooster pheasants, my dogs retrieved them, I called in a complaint and after Towhee's appt stopped by for a little face to face time. Roosters are now in my freezer waiting for me to start training again - club didn't even ask for them back - I think they knew better than to even go there! 3 goldens thrilled at the unexpected opportunity for birds, me not prepared and clueless hunter = 1 angry dog momma !


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Best not to mess with an angry dog momma. Who got the retreive?
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Casey got one and Faelan got one - Towhee was verrrrry disappointed!


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Aaaack!! So they say there are 2 types of dogs. Those that break the stays and those that will. Guess which camp Faelan belonged to today at the match?

First sit stay, great First Down stay great Then they do the sit again! They wanted 5 minutes, I said for my dog 4 - well he went down - judge corrected,

2nd set of groups, he goes down - I correct (judge looked at Faelan and said he was better off with her easier corrections), and again!! Hopefully, these corrections will take care of any potential problems <sigh> at least they happened at a match and he learned out of sight does not equal out of mind.


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Well, today was fun for me and Riot! We went down to train with Amy and John Dahl. I was really nervous because I didn't really know what we were going to be doing and how Riot would do. So we got there, chatted a little bit about what Riot could do and what we were going to spend the session doing. I watched John run a few of his dogs, mostly chessies and one golden. Then we were up. The first mark was a single. We were up on a point, dog had to run down, short swim across a channel, then up a hill, to the top, and then the bumper was on the other side of the ridge. Riot did a fabulous job with the water, when straight in and straight out. He was right on top of the bumper, but he hunted for a little. Amy decided that it was probably that he didn't know that was the thing he was looking for, considering that it was a different kind of bumper than we usually use. So we had the bird boy (girl in this case), throw another to help him out. He figured it out, picked it up, came straight back through the water. The second mark was going to be ran from the point with water again, but Amy thought he did such a great job with the water the first time, she didn't want to give him a chance to cheat on the second one. So we ran it from a different place so that it was just a land mark. This one he did nail. woohooo! Good boy! Went back and put Riot up and chatted some about how he did. Both Amy and John thought he looked great! In fact, probably got the biggest compliment about him ever when John said that he reminded him of Connie Cleveland's Eli (who was a AFC FC OTCH). I almost fell over!!! I don't think he's that good. I mean, he's pretty cute and wonderful, but I don't think he's got quite THAT much talent.

Then I got to watch the other "trainee" run his two labs. Amy had trained them a few years back on their truck. One was having not such a good day. But I feel like I learn from everything that goes on, with my dog or any other dog, so it was good to watch how they worked out some issues. Then we got Riot back out to look at his "yard work" stuff. We were going to start force to pile, but then Amy picked up on a few more things that we needed to get straight before that, mainly, Riot's hold. We set three bumpers out spread apart like for walking fetch. Ri grabbed up the first one but then spit it right out and tried to get the second one. So Amy suggested that I back up and start working on his hold. I know that he anticipates the drop, and she could tell too. She suggested that I start doing a lot of reaching for the bumper, maybe even touching it, and then moving my hand away. Ri needs to know that the cue for his release is "drop," not just my hand moving down to his mouth. In Amy's opinion, I need to slow him down and give him more responsibility for the little things. She thinks that his drive to retrieve is high enough that, for example, if I stop every time he gets out of heel position on the way to the line, he will learn quickly that if he runs ahead, it will actually delay what he wants to do. I definitely agree. And for the spitting out of bumpers, I need to make sure that if he spits the first one out in his hurry to get to the second, then he never gets the second one until he has held the first for a while. And that is basically the homework for us this coming week. Lots of holding with distractions.

It was DEFINITELY a great experience, and I know that we will be going back. Probably not until the beginning of December just because of Thanksgiving. It was so good to have someone watching me and Riot work and giving feedback. Amy saw a lot of stuff that I don't see. So in conclusion, having a pro to work with is, IMO, a MUST for beginning amateur trainers. And it was really really good to hear that they see potential in my little Ri-butt

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Marie, I'm so glad to hear it went well! It sounds like a wonderful session. You just can't beat working with a good pro, they see the "little things" that become "big things" later on.
I'm excited for you!! They will help you develop Riot to his true potential!



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