NancyO Posted July 17, 2007 Report Share Posted July 17, 2007 Hi Jeanne, I have a 20 month old that has been coming along. I've been away and haven't worked him for about 2 weeks, a very good friend stayed at my farm and watched my dogs for me while I was gone (she did not work any of the dogs). Before I left I had been working on pushing him out on his outrun. He has been coming in around 2-1 o'clock and 10-11 o'clock and being somewhat flat at the top. I had been working him up close, around 50 yards, and stopping him as he starts to come in and then giving him a get out. He seemed to have caught on. He has a nice lift, can stop him if needed, but don't usually as long as he is lifting nicely. Yesterday when I worked him for a short time, after I returned from my trip, I sent him about 125 yards, he was a little slow going, as he got to the 2-1 o'clock spot (where I normally would have stopped him and given him the get out) he slowed even more, turned his head out and kicked out wider. He did this both sides. I was concerned about the slowness (not excessively slow, but slower than I would want a dog outrunning, he doesn't have alot of eye, so I wasn't worried that his eye was slowing him up) but happy to see him thinking about what he was doing. My tendency at this time, would be to let him be a little slow on the outrun and let him work it out. But was not sure. Let me know what you think. Nancy O Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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