July 16, 2011
NAVHDA training day - field work is progressing slowly, as is to be expected if you put your dog on one bird every 4 weeks. The backing went well enough, but it looks like we need professional help to progress beyond that. A month or two in bird dog boot camp should fix things, but I don't really want to give up my dog for that long, so I will check into dropping her off with Mo next time I go to Germany, and see what he can accomplish in a month.
After the field work the dogs cooled down at the pond and Tessa got a little dock diving practice in. Rhys and Greta looked on in disbelief.