Sunday, June 27, 2010


Today, Ranger learned about decoys and got to fetch some birds. He was a happy boy...


Training Day June 27

We held a trial prep day today for our group of regular trainers. Mark set up a junior hunter type scenario on land and a combination WC/JH scenario on the water. We visited a new pond...well, new to the dogs got to see something a bit different. All the dogs and handlers did well. We ran into a few issues that are better seen at a training day than at a trial, so we were able to work through some of those "what do I do if that happens at a trial" questions. Marjie is back from a few weeks off with a hurt foot, but she got right back in the swing of things.
A few of us are running the Mountain Valley WC test in a week or so and a few are running some upcoming hunt tests so the timing of the training was good. For those of you who think I only take pictures of gold are a few of dogs of a different colour.


Swimming with Sage

Last weekend Ranger and his sister Sage went swimming in Milton. For Sage, it was her first time in the water since she went to live with Paul and Lisa and their girls Emily and Caitlin - Ranger has been out a time or two. There was lots of splashing and having fun. I think Mark got wetter than the puppies.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Water work

Well, haven't posted in a while. We've been busy since those little puppies went home, working with our new Ranger and getting caught up on all the stuff we stopped doing to spend all that time with Bree's litter. Ranger is lots of fun and fits in with the rest of the dogs without any issues. The 5 a.m. wake up calls are a bit much though.
Here he is learning to retrieve bumpers in the water.