Two Tollers in Gun Dog Foundations!

Continuing to work on retriever training on the weekends!  Finally decided to start Vito.  I expect Vito to start slowly with enthusiasm but get higher and higher with the retrieves and then lose his mind with real birds.


Not sure why I thought it would be ok to start with a toy reward.  Since he hasn't done any obedience training for toys or food in months he was a bit over the top.  I regretted my decision but did some sloppy training anyway.

Today I then used food.  Still very excited but thinking.

Zumi is starting to get even more excited by it and thus we're working on impulse control.  Pile work is going pretty well with distance and so are "doubles" but thrown from me vs a helper.  Sometimes she tries to cheat and break before I release her but overall stays nicely with or without her little box.

Today I recruited Adam for her 2nd experience with another thrower.  First time was about 2 months ago and she was very distracted at where the duck noise was coming from and had a hard time marking the actual throws.  This time she had no problem with the marking but was way higher aroused!  

Casting work has been started as well.  Not really sure at all if we're doing it right.  Fun times!

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