Thursday Barks And Bytes–Freighter Works It Out Image
by 2 Brown Dawgs | Mar 27.2014

Freighter had an easier time than Storm with the second set-up last Saturday.  Of course since he is not as advanced in his training, he ran an easier version.

To review, the set-up was to the left side of the field.  The dogs had previously run a similar set-up on the right side of the field.

Set-up To The Left Of The Field

Set-up To The Left Of The Field

Freighter ran Blind #1, then watched and retrieved Mark #2, then ran Blind #3.

The challenge was to get Freighter to take a line in between two trees which was the correct line to Blind #1.

Freighter Lining Up For Blind #1

Freighter Lining Up For Blind #1

He Is Off Line So...

He Is Off Line To The Right So…

He Was Stopped And Cast To The Left

He Was Stopped And Cast To The Left

He Took That Cast And Was Stopped Again Just In Front Of The Trees But He Is Not Sure

He Took That Cast And Was Stopped Again Just In Front Of The Trees But He Is Not Sure

He Blew Off A Back Cast And Moved Right

He Blew Off A Back Cast And Moved Right

Stopped Again

He Was Stopped, Recast Left And Stopped Again In Front Of The Trees

This Time He Took The Back Cast

This Time He Took The Back Cast

And Went Right Through The Tress

And Went Right

Through The Trees

Through The Trees

He Kept Going Into The Field

He Kept Going Into The Field

But He Was Stopped Again And Recalled So That He Got The Blind

But He Was Stopped Again And Recalled So That He Got The Blind

Good Boy!

Good Boy!

Next Freighter watched and retrieved the mark and had no problem with it.

Nice Job

Nice Job With The Mark Freighter

The last thing Freighter had to do was to retrieve Blind #3 from the far left corner of the field.

Heading Out But A Bit Off Line

Heading Out But Off Line To The Right Corner Where He Picked Up The Blind In The First Set-Up

So He Was Stopped And Cast Left

So He Was Stopped And Cast Left

He Took That Cast But Swung Back Right And Was Stopped Again And Took The Left Cast

He Took That Cast But Swung Back Right And Was Stopped Again

He Is Now On The Left Sid Of The Field And Was Cast Toward The Blind

This Time He Took The Left Cast Which Got Him To The Left Side Of The Field Where He Was Cast

And He Got It

To The Blind

Nice Work Freighter

Nice Work Freighter

Since Freighter is still learning, he was cut a bit of slack on the cast refusals.  The object is to teach him to rely on his handler and to build his confidence when running more complicated blinds.

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Follow the escapades of Thunder, Storm and Freighter, three Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, as they hunt, train and have fun.

Comments

Molly The Wally

Well done and we think all that hard work will pay off in due course. Bravo. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Mar 27.2014 | 04:15 am

Rachael

He’s so lovely. And so clever 🙂

Mar 27.2014 | 05:33 am

Emmadog

He is having such a good time. As long as it is fun, we love to learn.

Mar 27.2014 | 06:29 am

Sue

Good job, Freighter! Love seeing his face in the photos as he focuses on the task 🙂

Mar 27.2014 | 07:16 am

Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady

I love the diagrams that you do with these posts. It really helps to understand what they are doing, when I do not know much a bout this. I love watching them in action to! Great job pups!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Mar 27.2014 | 09:15 am

Jodi

I think he’s doing a wonderful job! He is still young, but I bet you have a bang up retriever when he’s done.

Mar 27.2014 | 09:33 am

    2browndawgs

    We really hope so!

    Mar 27.2014 | 09:51 am

ThatJenK

Nice job Freighter! Looks like he’s even got a little cheering section way off in the distance there! Though I can’t blame them – I’d definitely pull up a chair to watch hunt test practice – never actually watched any in person before, so I think it would be cool.

Mar 27.2014 | 09:42 am

    2browndawgs

    Those are the throwers (or bird boys or gunners). One was training the other.(Yes it actually takes training to do it correctly.) Since we were running blinds, they got to sit and be out of the way except when they were throwing the mark.

    Mar 27.2014 | 09:51 am

      weliveinaflat

      Interesting to hear there are bird boys! Except that unlike tennis ball boys, they don’t do the retrieving 😛 Hee hee. Nice work Freighter!!

      Mar 27.2014 | 11:30 am

        2browndawgs

        No they do the throwing…lol.

        Mar 28.2014 | 09:10 pm

Beagles and Bargains

What a fun adventure! Wish our snow stayed around long enough to play in it before it started to melt and get all gross.

Mar 27.2014 | 06:09 pm

SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy)

So much fun to follow – in another year or so, Freighter is going to be as good as Thunder.

Mar 27.2014 | 10:28 pm

Sand Spring Chesapeakes

Good boy. You guys are really doing well with him can I send glory over?

Mar 28.2014 | 09:49 am

    2browndawgs

    Of course you can send Glory, but I am not sure you aren’t the better trainers. 🙂

    Mar 28.2014 | 09:11 pm

Jan K

He looks so serious and focused!

Mar 28.2014 | 05:52 pm

outdoordogproducts

Freighter’s really coming along nicely.

Apr 01.2014 | 09:27 pm