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Time Off/Dog Vacation
I am curious: Those of you who train heavy, do you give your dog a yearly break/vacation from training? and if you do how long? I am thinking of giving my young dog a break over the holidays. She is 21 months old and we have heavily trained 5-6 days a week since she was probably 2 months old. She loves to train and expects to train every day but I think a rest will do her good. Its winter and right now we are doing a single mark and 4 blinds a day with multiple and retired marks on the weekends with Monday off. I feel she is doing pretty good at this stage and definitely could keep going without a rest and no issues but my gut says give her brain a rest for the holidays? Thoughts?
Lee Nelson (Current Dogs)
Firemarks Prayer of Jabez ***, 14 Derby Points, OS, 2006 Maryland Gun Dog Champion-Golden
Rise Again's Jeremiah Twenty Nine Eleven**
RIP: Multiple MH's and Derby pointed Labs.