So recently we went to a hunt test to look at labs and talk to breeders. My husband and I were drawn into the competition and the whole way home we thought "our dogs can do this". I was thinking our young golden Teddi as she is younger. Well we got the opportunity to bring home some chukkars from a WC test we went to watch and see how Teddi handled the guns (not bad). Well my lab DEFINITELY showed her bird side when we came home with those! I have a couple small problems. Teddi won't pick up the bird, she will chase it, mark it, etc but she is not sure about putting those feathers in her mouth. Belle she WILL pick up the bird, but after a retrieve or two she decides it is time for lunch! LOL
So tomorrow I am going to a trainer for some fetch training. Not sure what method she teaches. I am going alone (DH is getting ready to go deer hunting) so it should be interesting with two dogs at opposite ends of the spectrum. I am excited. I think both will catch on. There is re training to be done. My hope is if we can get good basics on them, that maybe next year we can do some WC's and JH tests. I doubt I can afford or train enough to go further. However we are getting a puppy in December who knows what all we will do with her. I just thought it would be fun to see what they can do, and another avenue to explore. Our journey begins!