Like others we haven’t been training much because of the heat. I don’t feel it is worth risking the dogs health to get a training day in with this kind of heat we have been having. This is so not like Wisconsin. Usually the pro trainers from the south will come up to Wisconsin to train in the summer because we have calm summers. Not this one. Along with the heat in some parts of the state, like the one I live in it is a drought. No rain! It hasn’t been this bad since the drought of 88. We bucked it up and went up to Sheboygan Falls and trained with our training group on Sunday. I got a new camera so it was exciting for me as I would get to try out the camera on some action shots.
I got a Nikon D60 camera with one lense that is 18-55, and one lense that is 55-200. This is by far a fancier camera then my old sony that has seen better days. Puppies and camera’s don’t mix so it was time to get another one.
www.woodlandbay.com has some really nice property with 2 ponds on it so we did water work while it was so hot. The pond we were running on had some resident geese on it so the dogs training was with live distractions. Of course Glory at 7 months was very distracted and didn’t get her bird. Nellie did fine as she has been trained for that. Gambler I thought would fall apart and not come out of the water but he was very good and got his mark. So it was a good day over all.
Here are some photo’s of Sunday’s training.