Rowdy doing a simple double. The go bird gun station is tucked up in the cove to the right. So the dogs can't see it. I wanted it to be a surprise, like a breaking bird. Rowdy was certainly surprised. Shadow is on stand alone honor. My analysis:
1. I sent Rowdy too soon. Only a two count.
2. I should have tapped my leg to get him to turn with me.
3. I forgot and used "heel" and "here" with Rowdy so Shadow crept off the honor spot.
But anyway the training lesson for Rowdy was to have another dog already close to the line and to ignore him.
This is Rowdy doing a stand alone honor of Hank. I certainly sent Hank too soon.
This is Hank doing a tough water blind. He has just graduated from seasoned level blinds in the water (60 yds and outside the gun stations). He has started doing longer blinds and inside the guns on land but this is his first time in the water. There were some significant factors:
1. Between marks
2. Under the arc of one mark
3. Avoid the land point
4. Avoid the lone decoy.
5. Get in and stay in the channel
I used attrition only, except I yelled at him once. I finally got the cast I was looking for and once in the channel he recognized it.
I reran the blind and the next time he sees this concept he will do better.