One more training set-up from last Saturday. It was another in-line double on the opposite side of the field.
This is the view as Storm saw it. The farther mark was thrown first and then the closer one. If you look at the picture closely you can see them.
Storm had no trouble with this. She marked both and picked the closer one up before retrieving the longer mark.
Storm also practiced honoring, or waiting quietly while the marks are thrown for another dog.
Next up was Freighter. He ran these marks as back to back singles. He was nice and steady and retrieved the farther mark first. He did a very nice job marking the fall.
Freighter was having some issues spitting the bumper out when he got back to his handler. Maybe it was because he was anxious for the next mark. Maybe he was just being a pain. The trainer suggested leaving the bumper in his mouth while he watched the next mark to help solidify his hold.
Freighter sat holding the bumper.
Freighter’s handler signaled for the mark.
The closer bumper was thrown.
Wait Freighter! You can’t go anywhere with a bumper in your mouth.
Finally Freighter is ready to be sent.
Freighter did a nice job on these singles. He needs work on his holds and being steady, but all that will come with more training. He did a little handling at the end of the session. Let’s just say, that needs work too.
Even though it was freezing, it was still nice to be out and watching dogs do their thing! Thanks Darrin for a fun training day.