A couple pictures from a GSP weekend in Greenville,SC. Mostly from doing some training in the field, but one or two from the show and some pup shots in the back yard.
We met new friends Porter and Tink, and introduced them to birds. All in all, very fun stuff. And to go from the show ring to the field, I would say we have well rounded dogs and friends!
Oh specatcular pics of how versatile GSPs can become when trained. Oh, those bright orange check cords give me terrible memories when the cord accidently wrapped around my anke when Rocky was running for a retrieve pulling my leg staight out resulting in a severe hamstring pull. Just be so carefull as the craziest things can happen when training with a check cord. Needless to say Rocky and I flunked training with a check cord. Good thing he is a GSP who doesnot run off and stays close to me
Ditto -- I have a lovely two-inch long, half-inch wide scar on my ankle from a check cord (totally MY fault since I wasn't paying attention). I had trouble walking on that foot for 2 weeks while it healed. That was a year and a half ago and it still looks like a bad burn.
Mydog -- looks like you guys had a great weekend and some lovely weather for a pointer get together. Nice looking dogs!
Hehehe ... yup! Except mine was a very thin, nylon one. I have since invested in a thicker, better quality one.
Oh Mydogiscrazy!! Those above pics give me the wheelies. My check cord was the thick orange one similar to the one in picture #1 drapped around your neck. Carelessly stepped into the circle of rope on the ground when tossing the dummy for Rocky to retrieve. Rocky doesnot run off and freezes into place when I say whoa!! So no more check cord for me
Caroline hope you guys had a good time and were able to learn a little from us amateurs. Sorry I don't talk much when working the dogs other than holler at people not paying attention or walking too slow. With them still being pups their attention span is short and they wont stand on point forever so timing is everything.
My goal this spring is to do some bird planting training with the other humans in the pictures so that I'm not the one who does double walking all day.
I'm just glad it was my little GSP that tangled me the first time and not her brother if he had taken off full speed I might have been going for a ride. Lacey let me step out before taking off. Sure was nice of them to tell me that it was wrapped around my leg before I launched the bird wasn't it.
All in all a great day. Shooting improve, dogs did well and went home tired, and good times with friends and family.