Monday, July 27, 2009

Jam's southern adventure

Jam and Trixie at Max Patch, while we stopped to enjoy the incredible mountain views.
Sister Sky and Jam
The girls and me
So silly...
Jam and Sky played virtually non-stop for our entire visit

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Found it!

From our field training session on Monday, Jam is shown above pointing a quail. We love seeing her work the fields and she is gaining more confidence each week, ranging out more and showing a lot of style. Her pointing is solid and we are working on her holding it while the bird is being flushed. She did have excellent finds and even found and pointed a quail that we did not plant. We didn't get to Jam in time before she went in on the bird but did show us that she is a natural retriever and retrieved the live bird to hand! Good girl Jam!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Back to bird work!

On point and picking up that bird scent from a nice distance
Jam and puppy Trudy, getting ready to do some field work
Now that summer is officially here, we look forward to regular training sessions to get Jam ready for the fall hunts tests to run in Junior Hunter. As always, we "train up", meaning that everything we do helps train for the next level, which would be Senior Hunter and gives us a solid foundation and a head start on the skills necessary to complete that title.