Yesterday I put the Brush Hog on my tractor and cut Paths in pasture for some lining drills and baseball/T drills. I cut three 100yd lanes that diverge from one spot and run about 2-3 yds apart at the start and maybe 10 yds at far end. I also cut some lanes at right angles to these for overs.
Well I brought all three dogs(10, 7, and 1) out and smart butt I am, thought I'd just sit them all and not bother to put two on chain whilst working first dog(10) and had a problem at first with young dog who wanted to have a turn-NOW-- well I didn't get too frustrated and after one or two ret for old dog he stayed where I put him-- good and steady-
one other problem I had was none of the dogs had worked three lanes like these and I had put out 4 bumpers on each lane-- all dogs tried to cross lanes to get first bumper spotted-at first at least but by end of session they were all going only down lane sent and back-- I think it will be a good drill for them running straight to bumper as sent and also with all three in area good for steadying pup and keepin old boys honest. I'll see in a few minutes if I'm right.
You may want to try the younger dogs on a wagon wheel drill before moving them on to the T drill. I believe it gives you more control before you move to the T then finally on to an inverted T ( hard for youngsters to run by two to get to one).
Sounds like you are doing a good job, keep up the drills they pay off big when it is time to hunt and on competition day. Good luck.
Last edited by gundogs; 05-24-2009 at 10:37 AM.
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