Producer of multiple Group Placing & Best of Breed winners, futurity & maturity winning and/or placing, specialty major winning offspring as well as Champion, Senior Hunter & Versatile Excellent get. Show, agility, obedience, tracking, field & therapy work, our dogs do it all.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Mr. Mason goes field training
While visiting with us, Mason, Grayhart's Daily Special, (Zeke x Trixie), gets to do all the cool things my dogs do, including bird work. Mason was exposed to birds last year at our club's ratings test when he was almost six months old but hasn't had any field training since. Since he is new to all this, we planted pigeons in traps and let him find them. It was exciting to see the natural instinct come through.
We released the bird and let Mason chase it - wow was that a fun moment! After that, he figured out why he was here and it elevated his drive and enthusiasm. No shooting of the blank pistol since this is basically his first time and we don't want to do anything to turn him off to birds.
Showing off his lovely movement trotting across the grass...
Here's that natural abiltity coming through, another point on the second bird...
Nice to see another one of Trixie's pups with natural ability and confidence hunting in the fields.
What a good boy! He had so much fun first running in the fields with Savi and getting his turn to find the birds. Now for a nice drink of water on this beautiful day.