Monday, June 6, 2011
Mia-belle's First Duck Retrieve
We were very lucky to get to spend the day out with our friend, trainer, and mentor, Diane Gallagher, to do some field work. Diane works mostly with labs but since weims are versatile hunting dogs who can and do retrieve, we were invited to a duck day to work live birds. Mia has developed a really strong retrieving drive which has helped tremendously with getting her to swim. When she first tried to pick up the duck, she wasn't sure how to handle it. After a little patience, a lot of encouragement, and some time watching other dogs retrieve (she is a competitive little thing), Mia took off into the water and completed her first duck retrieve.