Knowing it was going to be a hot day for our B litter training day on Sunday 22nd of June we held our training in Bickleigh Plymouth in woodland giving us shade and the river alongside to allow the dogs to cool off.
Note Bebe with her raised tail denoting her confidence and dominance and note how Buddy treats this display with total indifference demonstrating his confidence.
The training covered article searching, an introduction to person searching, puppy tugging using a soft towel attached to a line to assess their determination to bite, gun test seeing their reaction to a 38 revolver being fired in close proximity and finally an introduction to obtaining a nice square heel sit position in preparation for future heelwork.
We then took all 6 pups down to the river for a cool down and finally a picnic to finish a very enjoyable day.
The dogs in the river with Colin seeming to enjoy it more than the dogs.
The video above shows all the dogs romping in the shallow river and wearing short lines. The lines are probably unnecessary with this group but it is sensible to have something to grab hold of if behaviour gets too boisterous.