Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Training today

Just a couple more photos of today's training day. Teya, Decoy and Rowan.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Training in Kentucky 2011

We didn't do a whole bunch of training...well, none...yesterday. It poured rain. But today dawned sunny and clear, if a bit chilly. Not Canada chilly - just cool enough to wear a jacket. We did a bunch of stuff today. This morning, the young dogs learned about in-line marks and lining through cover. The older dogs did the same marks as the older dogs, only as doubles and triples. We did some blinds - on their own and as part of the marking set up. This afternoon we did some water work - basic marks just to get their feet wet, so to speak. We did a little bit of yard work with some of the young ones. Mark's out right now with Cliff and Helen's grandson Jacob training on shot flyers...which is Mark's way of saying they're out blowing clay pigeons up for fun.


Monday, April 4, 2011


We're here training for a couple of weeks at Cliff and Helen Romain's in Kentucky. The grass is green, the trees are blooming and it's feeling a whole bunch like spring. Yesterday we did 2 land set ups. The young dogs ran singles, the older dogs did doubles and triples. Nothing too challenging just yet. Just enough to stretch out some legs after the long trip and get accustomed to the warmer weather (it went up to 80 degrees yesterday). Today we're in the midst of a great big thunderstorm, so I have a chance to do some computer work and Autumn gets to come inside and cower. She seems to be the only one bothered by the storm. Mark parked the trailer inside the building and he's out there doing some equipment maintenance to the wingers and bumper boys, getting ready for more training. The storm is supposed to pass and cool things down a bit, so we'll get back at it later on. I did a bit of obedience yesterday. Autumn learned about lonnnnng go-outs. All the dogs enjoyed splashing around in the ponds after training.