So I haven't been here in a long time. Chris has been so kind to help me get logged back in. I used to hang out here a long time ago with Joe S. and the likes. As luck would have it, the little black bas....furball I was lucky enough to get from Joe S. has been retired. The Tiger dawg is now on the couch living the good like. I picked up my latest project, a yellow pup named Rizzo. It was then that I realized how much I missed really working with a dog. So here I am, brushing up on training stuff, finding all my Lardy materials and looking for anything new.
Rizzo is now 14 weeks and a retrieving machine. He's been exposed to all kinds of stuff, birds, water, parking lots, dog parks, kennels, crates, cars, trucks etc. He's Crate trained, sits at the door when he needs to go out. Walks on a leash, doesn't heel yet, but is a pleasure to walk for a pup. Working on sit. Possibly the smartest dog out of the five labs I've owned. Planning on starting formal obedience between 20 and 24 weeks but will probably sneak some in along the way. Right now everything I do is working on building desire. I've had both types of dogs, the no real desire dog and the fire breathing over the top dog. I think this one will be right in the middle.
I'm doing my best to not go too fast even if my pupil is raring to go. Not sure I'll hunt test just cause I don't have time, but I may.
I'm looking at some remote launchers, I have an old BB derby double and from what I understand can get a decent price on an upgrade. Is there anything better out there? Tips? Suggestions? Shameless plugs?
Hope to spend some time here and it's great to be back!!
Chris....thanks for letting me back in. Joe S...are you out there????
Kurt - MO