Belle as a pup at Laura's place. Belle was happy to know we don't very much snow over here. She didn't know about the rain.
Growing up...aren't her ears just adorable!!
Still growing up. You can see her body structure here...very robust. Laura sent me these puppy pixs of her.
Now, she looks so much like Nan when working. It's like watching her twin.
Matter of fact, she likes Patrick just fine now. By now, she was ignoring me and doing well for Patrick. Patrick has a great way with dogs and can taking the softest dog and have them working brilliantly by the end of the session.
I had a nice trial bitch named Libbi. I sent her to Patrick about 10 year ago to be trained. Then I flew out to stay with Patrick for the weekend and get up to speed. Patrick made the tasty chili and taught me a lot. I had a wonderful time and it will remain as one of the most learning as well as fun time in my trialing career. I learned a lot from Patrick and owe him a Big Thank You.
Patrick got her to square out nice and be more responsive.
By the end, Belle was doing mini outruns, squaring out at the top and doing a nice fetch. It was a fun lesson and I learned a lot by watching him work Belle.
Thanks to Laura Hick for sending me this nice gal. She is a much fun as Nan and we love her.