Further to my previous post “Training my working cocker spaniel” things have gone from strength-to-strength for Molly under Franks guidance.
By 12 months old, Molly had established the core skill-sets that Frank had been drilling into us both from the beginning – she’d finally walk to heal off the lead, recalling to whistle consistently, retrieving dummies nicely and was becoming steadier (and little less naughty!).
Despite the progression, my plan was always for Molly to take her training to the next level by spending time with Frank on a one-to-one basis with his “residential gundog training programme”…
Molly has spent a total of eight weeks with Frank so far, and WOW!! She freezes on the stop whistle like a game of Statues! She has developed a real passion for hunting under Franks guidance – taking direction, swimming, hurdling, retrieving cold game and ultimately aiming to please.
All of Franks efforts culminated in an invitation for me to watch him use Molly as part of his Gundog demonstration at the Tendring Hundred Show – where the paying public watched in awe whilst Frank and Molly put on their performance.