Trumpet was born on May 19, 2016.
She is out of Gotcha's sister from: Magicgold's Rock A Doodle Doo MH
and Riverducks Gimme a Pass **MH. We flew to California on July
3, 2016, to bring home Trumpet aka
High Times Magicgold Play's to Win.
High Times Magicgold Play's to Win
Already a plus . . .
Trumpet helps with dishes!
Trumpet 9 weeks - on the
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- 12 weeks old
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video 2 - 12 weeks old
called a reverse retrieve. John tries to throw dummy to the
island and misses so Trumpet makes the retrieve and takes
dummies back to John to try again LOL
Trumpet at 4 1/2 months is at
her very first Master National. Trumpet was given the privilege
to be honor dog for the first dog to run the first series.
Wow! She did her job well!
October 11, 2016 - Gotcha and Trumpet did the night run around the
pond together. Gotcha is wonderful!!!!! straightened Trumpet
right out let her know her position in the pack (down with snail
poop) and then said Chase Me! Bahahahaha! Catch me, You Can't!
August 19, 2016 - Trumpet
is now 13 weeks old. Her training day always begins with
progressive singles with live wing clipped pigeon flyers in our
front pasture, which is a cut grass field. Today Trumpet did
three progressive marks the longest mark being close to 70
yards. We release her to retrieve when the pigeon is at the top of its
arch in flight, this produces speed, (as she will try to beat
the bird to the ground) it also increases focus as she keeps her
eye on the prize and helps her develop confidence. (video
coming) Midday, Trumpet works on learning utility article's
(scent discrimination) for future use when she will pursue her
utility obedience title. We believe that this obedience exercise
is best taught and understood long before we start field force
fetch. (Video coming) In mid-afternoon Trumpet enjoys a long
hike around the pond and a few fun retrieves from different
prospectives around the pond.
August 13, 2016 -
All things are milestones in the
life of a puppyJ
but being housebroken is high on the list. Today is the second
day in a row that Trumpet has actually asked to go out when she
needed to go. Making life much nicerJ.
She is connecting the
dots. A trip to the vets office yesterday at 12 weeks old for
her first shot. Trumpet weights 19 lbs.
August 8, 2016 - California
is a great place. We arrived at the San Francisco airport on
July 3rd at 10 in the morning planning on hanging out for a few
days, visiting both Napa and Sonoma, eating at The Girl And The
Fig, one of our favorite California eating places,
visiting with the puppies and training with Cheryl and Chris
who owns Trumpet's dad Kyhber. It was wonderful to be able to
train with Kyhber. We had heard so many good things about him,
but seeing his joy in his work was very rewarding. Cheryl's
choice for Roca was a really good one. Needless to say it
was a busy 4 days. Trumpet picked us hands down on July 5th in
less than five minutes! She felt so right the moment I picked
her up, our energy was absolutely compatible.
July 7th came and we
were off to the airport Trumpet in tow. Stuffed into her Sherpa
bag she made the trip uneventfully and sound asleep under the
seat ahead of me. It was 7:30 Thursday evening by the time we
arrived home. Poor little Trumpet was wiped out but managed to
take her first hike around the training pond after dinner and
then sat in a chair around the fire table on the patio till
after ten scoping out her new digs and being played with. When
put up for the night, she slept all night, not a peep.
August 10, 2016 - Trumpet
has been here in the Midwest for five weeks. From day one, she
has had a ten-foot umbilical cord attached to her collar. This
ensures that she never gets into anything that could harm her
with the added advantage of creating a puppy /human bond.
Eherever we go she, goes be it a hike around the pond and
property or sitting out on a mark with either John or myself and
watching the performances of the bigger dogs. (monkey see monkey
do). Along about 10 weeks, Trumpet decided that she could play a
game of catch me if you can ...... OK time for a little attitude
adjustment and a small lesson on the beginning of pressure. A
small (3 links) pinch collar and a introduction to our training
building where John and I call her back and forth between us
using the "here" word with a slight amount of pressure on her
umbilical cord attached to her small pinch collar. Less than
five minutes and we no longer had to have her umbilical cord in
our hand; she responded instantly to the "here" command and
still does today no matter where we are. A testament to early
learning and stimulation Everyday starting at nine weeks her
swimming lesson always began with john and I on opposite shores
on the pond (very short at first, about 20/30 yards) and calling
her between us. She learns to swim without also trying to multi
task and making a retrieve. When her swimming became strong and
her confidence grew we would start to toss a dummy to her as she
came close to the shore. This progressed to us being able to
start tossing a dummies off the shore for her to retrieve. At
nine weeks, she was on the retrieve! Now that Trumpets "here"
command is taught and strong, we are beginning to throw
progressive singles with live flyer pigeons on cut grass in the
front pasture. She is doing great and bringing those birdies
right to hand.