This week I got to be the “Bird Boy” for my friend Dick & his three dogs. What you get do as a bird boy, is you go out in the field and when the trainer “in this case Dick” gives me the sign you shoot a starter gun & when throw out a duck or retriever dummy, he will then send the dog out to get it & bring it back. The dog should come on a straight line out & straight line back. You need to work the dogs all most every day to get them to be good. Dick’s three dog Harvard, Gustoff & Winston, in my mind are all great retrievers.
Here is the three of them with Maxine
Winston on a short run & swim
Here are photos of Gust running one retrieve, he started way back at the red spot & comes across two parts of water.
Here he is coming out of the second part of the water.
Here is Winston come on land, from way back here.
But it is not all work, they get to do some singing lessons.
Play some ball.
And just hang out at camp.