This morning we ran a delayed triple. M1-150 yds, M2-160 yds (angled back), M3-80 yds, B1-160 yds, B2-200 yds. Order was M1, M3, M2, B1, B2. B1 is on top of the levee (about 3-4 ft. high). B2 is about 30-40 yds behind the levee.
Wind was at my back but slightly quartering to my right. There is a pretty severe drop off about halfway to M1 and M2. Not sure if dog could actually see the duck hit the ground. I did not use any primers in deference to the dry conditions (snow expected Sun).
On the go bird when I put my hand down I accidently said "Shadow" and he didn't flinch. I was proud of him.
I spent too much time trying to fine tune his line on B1 and I got some avoidance. His first look out was the best one and I should have sent him.
I got a cast refusal on B2 and then used voice to try and get him over the levee. But he stopped on top of the levee like where he found B1. I guess that was expecting too much.
He did very good on ignoring the diversion.
Not every day has to be perfect for the dog and handler to learn something.
As always constructive comments are welcome.