In November 2007, Lindsay Ridgeway developed a series of performance tests as a method of training Lumi and Laddie, his two Golden Retrievers, for field sports. This is the journal of their progress through that series and beyond. Contact: LDRidgeway at gmail dot com.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Laddie's second Master pass
After a two-day Master test that ended this afternoon, Laddie qualified for his second Master ribbon.
The judges were great and offered a number of suggestions, which I'll incorporate into Laddie's training immediately.
A brief description of the test:
Series A. Walk-up land triple, with long flyer go-bird on center; then double land blind, both blinds inside the outer marks
Series B. Land/water triple (throws land-water-water): then water blind
Series C. Momma-poppa (flower pot) water double with honor
56 dogs entered
51 dogs ran
44 dogs called back to Series B
42 dogs called back to Series C
40 dogs qualified
Laddie: No handles on marks. All blinds tight with few handles. Terrible pick-ups.