WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Media > Photography > The Shutterbug Pub
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-12-2019, 03:05 AM
Irishwhistler's Avatar
Irishwhistler Irishwhistler is offline
Lord of the Arts
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 2,432
 
Much More Than A Walk Afield

Aye Mates,
I ran a joint training session last night, Thursday 7/11/19, which included field training for K9 trainees STORM and JACKSON. The focus of the evening session included maximizing recreational and socialization opportunities, field obedience whilst under distraction, and recreational swimming for the dogs with little to no training pressure applied throughout the session. Both dogs were ran on e-collars, corrections being kept to a minimum throughout the session and only applied as called for by each dog’s specific actions or behaviors that necessitated corrective pressure.

Both STORM and JACKSON had a grand time afield tonight as did I in working with them both. Both of these dogs are coming along nicely and should be ready for their initial hunt test runs by the end of this summer. Both dogs will see time afield as gun dogs this coming bird season as rookie year gun dogs. Emphasis will be placed on maintaining obedience whilst making bird contacts with a focus on development and reinforcement of the concept of steadiness to wing, shot, and fall. Practical and applied field training is a critical element of my total training program for the honing of upland hunting skills for young dogs, the emphasis being on maintaining excellent control whilst simultaneously capitalizing on intensification of the natural bird drive inherent to each retriever. During such sessions, I often have partnering gunners shoot whilst leaving me free to concentrate specifically on watching the dog whilst being worked on a long check cord and / or an e-collar. Quartering ahead of, but in range of the guns is critical and carefully controlled. A sit upon the flush is expected to be maintained until the dog is released by name to make retrieve of the downed bird. Earlier pre-season drills using radio controlled release boxes with homing pigeons are utilized to maximize bird contacts whilst steadiness upon the flush is instilled in the gun dog trainee. The use of increasing and random delay of the release command is utilized to increase both steadiness and to intensify bird drive in the gun dog retriever trainee.


Name:  +QD2jdibQAy02Y8g+80Vdg_thumb_8ff8_Fotor.jpg
Views: 18
Size:  268.8 KB
STORM and JACKSON ~ Recreational swim in a smaller pond, one of nine ponds on the property I regularly train on.

Name:  2CgdDIW%Qb2EREJmabOOcA_thumb_8fdd_Fotor.jpg
Views: 18
Size:  272.6 KB
JACKSON and STORM ~ On the run, an opportunity for them to burn off pent up energy. I often work in remote whistle /stop and sit drills during this portion of such sessions.

Name:  ByeKVo86ThSrLDQcL48beQ_thumb_900b_Fotor.jpg
Views: 18
Size:  339.3 KB
JACKSON and STORM ~ Remote sit on a stone wall. Given the verbal command "UP", both dogs jumped up onto the wall. A quickly following single blast on my whistle had both dogs sitting simultaneously and patiently awaiting their next command.

What might seem like a simple walk to the untrained eye, is in fact a strategically designed exercise for the development of gun dog related skills that will allow the handler to carefully maintain the level of control of these dogs whilst hunting that will make them a complete pleasure to hunt over.

Cheers,
THE DOG WHISTLER ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-12-2019, 07:23 PM
vmrs's Avatar
vmrs vmrs is offline
Administrator
Western Illinois
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 19,739
 
Hails from United States
Re: Much More Than A Walk Afield

They're beautiful. I love the one of them running, it has so much personality.

I just lost my retriever, so these made me tear up a bit.
__________________
Virginia ~ The Purple Dog Painting Blog *** MyInstagram
Encourage a fellow Artist! Please welcome new members here.
WetCanvas FAQ's How to post an Image Miniature Forum Fantasy/Sci-Fi Art Forum
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-12-2019, 08:16 PM
Irishwhistler's Avatar
Irishwhistler Irishwhistler is offline
Lord of the Arts
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 2,432
 
Re: Much More Than A Walk Afield

Quote:
Originally Posted by vmrs
They're beautiful. I love the one of them running, it has so much personality.

I just lost my retriever, so these made me tear up a bit.

Thank you and my condolences for your loss.

Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-12-2019, 10:17 PM
Quint Quint is offline
Veteran Member
Tillamook, Oregon
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 977
 
Hails from United States
Re: Much More Than A Walk Afield

Nice, Mike. Doing what they love.
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-12-2019, 10:20 PM
Irishwhistler's Avatar
Irishwhistler Irishwhistler is offline
Lord of the Arts
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 2,432
 
Re: Much More Than A Walk Afield

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quint
Nice, Mike. Doing what they love.

Quint,
Indeed what they were selectively bred to do. They most certainly love their work.

Cheers,
Mike ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:26 AM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.