Greta swimming out far...
Got together with the regular fella's for some training. We are trying to prepare Greta and her owner/handler Loren, for the VJP. We have gotten together a few times to try and get them both started off on the right foot. Unfortunately with the VJP only 2 weeks away, we haven't met up near enough.
Greta seems to be doing well regardless. Her search has really developed and she is getting out more. Loren has been working on the basic obedience stuff with her but she is still young and has alot to learn. No problems with gunfire, and the drags and blood we have put out for her really get her attention, she seems to track like a champ. We need to get her on a few more birds to see where she is at on pointing, and rabbits have been hard to come by once again.
A for sure disadvantage to owning a Drahthaar and living in the city is, having to drive over an hour to get into any type of game fields or training areas. Let alone the rabbit population is just not what it used to be. I will be boarding Greta for about a week or so and plan on working with her intensely to have her ready to roll. I am hoping to see the light turn on and really get her tracking down on some real jack rabbits if I have to drive the whole state.
VJP testing has already begun and Malta is coming next, there are test scores and pictures from the finished tests posted on the Wild West Chapter website for those interested.
Don't forget the Armbruster in Boise Idaho this year. Those successful in the VJP with a score of at least 65 are eligible! Happy training and see you in Malta!