Today was the second day of the seminar, and before I withdrew Laddie from continuing, it contained the following, listed here for completeness of this blog as a training journal:
- Three tune-up blinds for whistle sits, but with no Walk Outs needed.
- Three all-age scale land blinds, in which Laddie had mostly excellent whistle sits but also some unusual lapses of performance, including a couple of poor initial lines, sometimes eating grass after turning on whistle sits, and a pop (when Laddie pops, it's normally on confusing marks, not on blinds). He also tried to carry his last bird to the parking lot rather than bringing it back to me on his return.
- Three all-age land marks, in which Laddie did OK, I guess, but hardly put on the kind of marking performance he's shown so often in the past. Again, he also had some especially unusual behavior, such as arriving at the area of the fall and then circling the gunner before going to pick up the bird, which he did twice. His last return also started with a detour to the gate that led to the parking lot.