Wednesday, October 19, 2011

DVWC WCA Shooting & Retrieving Ratings

 Some pictures of Savi during her Novice Retrieving Dog run at the DVWC WCA Ratings test last Sunday.  For her land retrieve, she was off like a shot to go retrieve the quail.
Good girl retrieving it to hand in the circle!
 Once we passed on land, it was off to the pond for the water retrieve. Savi, who we know loves to swim, couldn't wait for her turn and impatiently paced and barked until it was our turn.  The duck was thrown, blank gun shot and I released Savi, who without any hesitation, jumped into the water and swam straight to the duck and grabbed it!  This year she did order the duck!  Then she turned around and swam right back to me and again, retrieved to hand.  That's a pass and a new NRD title, showing everyone how it's done.
 Jam was entered in the Shooting Dog as she had earned her Novice Shooting Dog title last year.  Due to the way the birdfield was set up and live fire, the spectators in the gallery had to stay pretty far away, which made picture taking difficult.  The shot below shows me collaring Jam, while Muddy is on point and waiting for the gunners to get in place.  Both dogs had terrific runs and passed.
Thanks to our pupparrazi Kellyann for these photos and cheering us on.

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