Thunder and Tule’s pup Smokey has earned her Junior Hunter Title! Congratulations to her trainers, handlers and owners. Smokey is still a youngster (20 months) and already has her Junior Hunter Title, her Rally Novice Title, is well on her way to her Rally Advanced Title, and has been awarded a 5 point major in Conformation. Her daddy Thunder is very proud of her!
Thanks to Cindy for this picture of Smokey with her Title ribbon.
Smokey is a new Junior Hunter!
Thunder and Storm continue with their hunt test training and are making progress. Some days they look like superstars. Other days they are just dogs in need of more training. The high temperatures have made it difficult to run long marks so their training has been mostly handling drills at medium distances. This day it was drizzling on and off so it was nice and cool and they could run longer distances. I snapped some pictures between rain drops.
Their T’s are coming along. T drills work on teaching the dog to handle…to move back, right, left on command. The trick is to get them to go in the direction you send them every time.
They are also working pattern blinds. This drill helps train them to learn to run in a straight line to a mark which may not be visible to them.
First up Storm…
Storm is ready.
Right to the bumper.
She Got It!
Thunder is next…
Thunder at the line.
Heading for the bumper.
Coming back to heel.
Thunder, Storm and their handler had a great training session this day!
The Michigan Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club will be hosting a WD, WDX and WDQ stakes on behalf of the American Chesapeake Club on Sunday September 12, 2010 at the Lapeer State Game area.
Photo By NatureWorks Photo
If you have a Chesapeake Bay Retriever 6 months of age or older this event is open to you.
WD: back to back singles on land and water
WDX: a double on land and a double on water, dogs must be steady and deliver to hand
WDQ: a double on land, a land blind, a water blind and a combination triple consisting of two birds in water and a third on land. Dogs must be steady and deliver to hand
The deadline for entries is September 1, 2010 at 8 pm.
Follow the links below for more information.
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Information on the Michigan Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club’s Website