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Today Bogey went out for his first lesson in field work. I had low expectations as fetch and retrieve have never been things he was good at or practiced, but a friend invited us to join a training group, and I couldn't pass up the awesome weather.

Much to my surprise, Bogey was GREAT! He retrieved every single bumper that was thrown with enthusiasm and instinct. Mom was proud! Here are a few pictures of the rascal. Couldn't love him more!
 

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Beautiful form! Wish your training group was close by--sure would love to join you, but I am way, way, way south of you. Continued good luck and lots of fun with the Bogey Man! My Mac also loves to retrieve, more than any golden we've ever owned--frisbees, balls, wubbas, and yes, we have some bumpers around here too.
 

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great photos! you can tell he's just loving it!
I sure wish you were closer, we could train together!
 

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Great Job Bogey! Chester would have just stood there barking at the fake geese. Murphy would have bit there necks.
 

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Bogey, you're a good hunting dawg in the making. It is nice seeing those ducks in the photo frames with you, and your happy face with that bumper in your mouth.
 

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The photos are great! I'm sure in no time, you both will have the "bug".
 

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That's great! Retrieved with major distractions too, those goose.
 

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great photos! you can tell he's just loving it!
I sure wish you were closer, we could train together!
I drove two hours to train yesterday. I would happily drive up your way or meet you in the middle. Anytime - just let me know. My husband travels most weekends, so Bogey and I are free to go just about anywhere to work.
 

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Again congrats!
And it sounds like you both may be coming down with "field" flu and it is zoonotic. And I am not aware of any cure for either dog or human, which is not a bad thing. ;)
 

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Hank, since I've caught the flu does that mean you'll agree to outfit my car and make it a superior dog mobile so I can properly transport man's best friend + the tons of stuff needed to make him into a successful field dog?
 

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where did you train? In my direction or south?
There are so many of us who really want to do this,you'd think we'd be able to put a group together....
and of course, getting a free weekend is another whole issue...
Did you check him for ticks when you were done? I'm still flipped out over the tick on the Tito monster. He's going for blood work later this week.


I drove two hours to train yesterday. I would happily drive up your way or meet you in the middle. Anytime - just let me know. My husband travels most weekends, so Bogey and I are free to go just about anywhere to work.
 

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where did you train? In my direction or south?
There are so many of us who really want to do this,you'd think we'd be able to put a group together....
and of course, getting a free weekend is another whole issue...
Did you check him for ticks when you were done? I'm still flipped out over the tick on the Tito monster. He's going for blood work later this week.
Actually two hours west to Galesburg. But I go wherever the action is :)

I did look him over after training, but we were just in an empty soy bean/corn field, so I wasn't too worried. I worry more when we are near water - not sure if that is a valid concern or not.

If you ever want to meet to train, just let me know. I'm always up for it! Although as it gets colder we will probably concentrate more on obedience work inside rather than anything outside.
 

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this is heavy duty show season right now....shows the next 5 weekends in a row I think it is...
But cold means NO TICKS!!!! I don't think empty soy bean/corn fields are a problem, we've never seen any ticks in ours. Yep, got fields of our own right here!



Actually two hours west to Galesburg. But I go wherever the action is :)

I did look him over after training, but we were just in an empty soy bean/corn field, so I wasn't too worried. I worry more when we are near water - not sure if that is a valid concern or not.

If you ever want to meet to train, just let me know. I'm always up for it! Although as it gets colder we will probably concentrate more on obedience work inside rather than anything outside.
 
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