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Today was a LONG day.
First set up was a converging double the go bird landing on a crest of a hill against a treelike. The memory bird was meant to make the dogs hunt behind the gun. Proof nailed the go bird which was difficult for a lot of dogs and then he did great on the memory bird had a small hunt but in the area, didn't get sucked in by the factors.
Second set up. Again converging. Go bird not to far away long bird was designed to cheat big time. Super long water entry with a road going next to a long pond. Proof cheated. Stopped him and as I stopped him he started to get into he water, which he knew better anyway. Still called him back. Second run I guess he thought he got into trouble getting into water and ran super fat from the water...NOPE buddy. stop, nic, here here, nic. Shortened up about ten feet and he nailed it and then came back great. Reran from original spot and that little jerk nailed the mark but cheated coming BACK! So stopped him, walked out to him heeled him back to the other side of pond. Sit, stay. met him at the other end and made him swim back to me then met him at the line.
Third series. both mark right to left. Go bird at the end of a pond on a dike. Memory bird was ridiculously long over several slopes and the field is cut into strips of cover. Proof lost sight of the gun and ended up on the wrong side of the gun. Wrapped around and got his bird. Rerun it and he did it again. This time, stopped him (which he stopped way out there on this stupid whistle finally!!) and called him back. Reran it with a BIG white bumper. He took the correct line and ended up with the bird.
Had him do an honor at the water after running the marks and he did that just fine.
Went on and started him on pattern blinds in a new location. He picked that up fine. So we will keep working on those and the ones in his old field and see how he does.
Long day. PLUS was he NEVER went back to an old fall today. Not even on that really hard long mark that he had to take and lost sight of the gun.Good boy.
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