"Seize the Moment"

       focus - two week intervals with "balance" (skill development/repetition/practice)
                            note: this will be modified (when necessary)

                            note: full implementation will begin around the middle of April


1. Two evening group session per week plus find another day group (mid-April)
2. point blinds, KRDs, marking setups (land and water) alternating days, flyers every   
    week, ducks often, one land handling drill per week, at least two water “cheating”  
    drills per week, a pin-point marking drill once a week
                           training areas – “go farther” at least  three times a week
                            30 minutes (or less)                           "about" one hour
                              The Sand Ponds                                 W-Property-FT
                              Thorson Pond DTA                             Stoughton-FT
                              Harrison Road DTA                            Gallagher-FT                    
                              Roscoe Riverside DTA                       Bong “Rec” Area
                              Roscoe Retention Pond DTA            Club House “lily pad” area spring
                              Four Lakes DTA

                              “Can They?”, Suggestions and "Points To Ponder":

"Can they" check down on a short bird after going long for a flyer? Can they punch long after picking up a short flyer? Can they maintain their line while angling factors such as roads, ditches, cover strips, hillsides, water, etc.?"

Practice Hillmann’s approaches to enhancing memory and marking.

"If you want to challenge your dog, a double-double is a great way to do it. Throw a dead bird double and pick up the least difficult bird first. After the dog delivers it, throw another double that includes a flyer. This setup really tests memory, particularly if the memory bird of the first double is thrown toward the memory bird of the second double. Leave enough room that it is not a switching test, but rather, a memory test."

                                              This is a work in progress.

    example - Master test 3rd series
Mark 1 thrown onto the point
Mark 2 thrown down the far shore. Diversion shot after picking up mark 2 from
             holding blind of mark 2.
Pick up marks, run land blind next.
Run the down the shore on and off the point blind last.
"Skinny" angle entry of about 25 yards. Wind blowing 15 angled toward the shore.

Preliminary March & April "data" (updated April 6th)

days off   
5,6,7,8th (weather), 12th, 16th, 18th, 22nd, 28th...1st
             
note: on all  "days off" - fun OB sessions are done in the
                        indoor heated area

group training -
4th,6th
stand alone/send back singles - marking practice 
1st, 2nd, 9th, 15th 
go as "scent" drill   25th
casting singles - marking practice    19th

pin-point marking drill once a week     
10th

marking setups (land and water) alternating days      16th, 17th, 21st, 23rd
Y-Drills      16th, 24th, 25th
triples   
3rd, 4th, 21st, 4th
just singles6th
line "distraction" practice    1st, 2nd, 9th, 15th
, 5th
blinds     
14th,15th, 25th (marking setups), 4th, 6th (marking setups)
poison bird blinds 
6th
point blinds    
10th, 11th, 18th      
KRDs (blinds)    
14th, 16th, 17th, 19th
               note: the above three are quite different

flyers
(every week) starting the end of April
ducks    
15th, 21st , 25th, 4th, 5th, 6th
one land handling drill per week     
10th, 26th
two water “cheating”  drills per week  (too cold yet)

AKC OB class  
13th, 20th, 27th, 3rd

Lowe's OB store visit     12th, 26th
                                                        up to date April 6
      March 18th analysis - more marking setups (concepts), multiples, ducks, 
                                           more handling drills
      March 25th analysis - handling drill practice,  "pin point" marking practice,
                                           ducks, ABC marking setups with wingers, doubles,
                                           "action at the line" practice, blinds
      March 29th analysis - simplify at bit (impending heat cycle)
                                           Y-Drills, KRDs, ABCD singles, simple doubles
      April 6th analysis - handling drill, pin point marking drill, remote winger
                                       singles, new point blind, triples twice a week,
                                       line distraction setup with ducks once a week,
                                       begin "three peat" blinds 
                                       no signs of being in heat or impact on "thinking"  
 
             

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