Sunday, January 9, 2011
Reverse Hip-pocket Doubles
Mt. Ararat Farm
With light snow on the ground, in freezing temps and cold winds, Gaby and I began working on how to train Laddie not to flare around the short gun when the line to the long gun runs right behind the short gun, a configuration that occurs in a reverse hip-pocket double, especially if the short gun is a real person rather than just a stickman.
We may have made some progress in learning how to train this, I'm not sure yet. We'll continue work on this in future sessions.
Gaby plans to work with her dogs on this, too, but she felt the ground today might be too hard on the joints of her dogs, who are heavier than Laddie, so she didn't run them today.