FitDog Friday

 

 

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As you can see our FitDog Friday exercise this week was one day of hunt test training on land with Gambler and Glory. They are so happy the snow is gone so they can get back out and do what they love to do, retrieve ducks. The other day of training this week was again hunt test training but on water this time. Nellie got to join in on the exercise as we were at our house so she went along for the fun and exercise. Our pond is in the marsh so the marsh grass is much thicker than normal grass and longer so they get there work out running through it as well as swimming across the pond. They have to go in and out on the banks (sometimes they jump in and fly) so they really have to use their front shoulder muscles to get them in and out of the water on sloped banks. Great exercise all around and easy on their joints.

Nellie was first:

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Glory was next:

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Last was Gambler:

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They don’t mind exercising when they are doing something they love.

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Three Chesapeake Relay

When we are out and about just messing around the gang ends up doing the three Chesapeake relay. What is the three Chesapeake relay you ask, well it is when there are no rules, no training technique going on and the dogs can do what they want when I throw a bumper or two or in this case three.

Gman, Nellie and Glory all have a bumper.

Gman, Nellie and Glory all have a bumper.

Glory says "I got my bumper".

Glory says “I got my bumper”.

And the relay starts.

And the relay starts.

Nellie goes in for the hand off.

Nellie goes in for the hand off.

Glory hands it off.

Glory hands it off.

Nellie decides she is done with this game.

Nellie decides she is done with this game.

Glory goes for the bumper.

Glory goes for the bumper.

Gman is hot on her tail.

Gman is hot on her tail.

Gman's going for the bumper.

Gman’s going for the bumper.

Under Glory he goes.

Under Glory he goes.

 

na na I got it.

na na I got it.

I still have mine.

I still have mine.

I see one here.

I see one here.

Come get mine, I dare you!

Come get mine, I dare you!

The collision.

The collision.

And the turn around.

And the turn around.

If I don't get a bumper I will make a crazy face.

If I don’t get a bumper I will make a crazy face.

What usually happens is Nellie will steal the bumpers and run off with them and make her own pile, Gambler will get to them the fastest so he swipes them all first and poor Glory just gives them up and she isn’t a fighter.

FitDog Friday/K9 Kamp KampFire

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Today is K9 Kamp and I am joining our Kamp Kounselors/hosts for this event. Be sure to stop over to all of the fine host’s (kamp kounselors) and thank them for a great challenge Peggy’s Pet Place, Slimdoggy, and To Dog With Love.

You can see pictures from our first week of Kamp here. You can see pictures from our second week of Kamp here. The first week I used pink bumpers. The second week I used orange bumpers and then the third week I used dokken dummies, two ducks, a goose and a pheasant.The third week pictures will be in this post.

The Kamp khallenge was hide and seek. When the gang goes out hunting and I want them to search for a scent and flush up a bird I tell them to hunt’em up. That cue lets them know I want them to put there nose to the ground and search for a scent, it means they better be working and not just running amuck. I will also use this command if I have shoot something and we are in the area of the fall I will tell them to hunt’em up and they will search for the bird and bring it back to me.  This khallenge was all done outside in the snow. I hid bumpers in the snow then took each dog (Gambler and Glory) out one at a time and told them to hunt’em up.

The first week: Gambler

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Glory

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Since the snow was so deep if the bumpers were under the snow the dogs had a hard time finding the bumpers. Rubber bumpers don’t have much smell when frozen or being placed in snow. They were so excited to finally get out and do something they ran around before they focused on a spot and then did a victory lap after they found it.

Second week: Gambler

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Glory

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The second week we had more snow and still freezing cold weather. The orange bumpers didn’t make the Khallenge any easier. They did pick up on maybe they should start with my boot tracks and go from there so they got the bumpers faster. you could see how fast they were running looking for their bumpers as when they got a wiff of it they put the breaks on and turned.

Third week: Gambler

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Video of Gambler doing his khallenge.

Video of Glory doing her Khallenge.

The third week was just as deep of snow and just as cold. The dokkens were easier to find as some of them were so big they couldn’t get buried under the snow. Once again they were so excited to go do something when I said hunt’em up like in Gamblers video he took off in to no mans land just a running and I had to steer him to the spot. Glory was much smarter and ran right to the garden to hunt up her find. It was a fun khallenge and it got us out of the house and do something.

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Wordless Wednesday~Spitty

 

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Wordless Wednesday ~Three Bumpers

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Norman Three Bumpers

 

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