Well, this is how today went. I have learned a lot since doing this with Hank. The goal is not to run a mark then a blind but to use the duck as suction to create opportunities to handle in the field for the first time. So, I didn't spend as much time with Rowdy on pattern blinds as I did with Hank. I am reasonably satisfied with how things went. I made some mistakes, like I was a little late on my first whistle and spent a little too much time fiddling with Rowdy at the line when I first sent Rowdy on the blind after the mark.
The position of the camera gives the impression that I am lining up Rowdy too much to the right but it is just an illusion.
But here is the sequence we went through this morning:
Middle leg of pattern blind with no diversions.
Pattern blind with stickman. Stickman is appx 20 yds off the line to blind.
Pattern blind with duck as diversion. The duck is appx 20 yds off the line to the blind. I used attrition only. Look at the great response to the whistle.
Pattern blind with duck again. With just the attrition on the above Rowdy didn't want to go over by the old fall of the duck. Look at the great angle back.