Well April has been a somewhat busy month and none of us have had much sleep and that's mainly due to a new arrival... Hazen, Otto's half sister.
We were automatically drawn to Hazen as she was the most striking of bitches in the litter and definitely the most adventurous!! Thanks to some lovely friends and with lots of discussion with her breeder (Robina Alman-Wilson - Disglairhill) we were very happy to have the pick of the litter and Hazen was the one!
Hazen at four weeks old
Born in February, Hazen came to us at 8 weeks and is now 11 weeks old. Training at home has been going well with only a couple of "accidents" and we are all looking forward to the nippy / teething phase to pass. Otto has taken quite well to his sister and is starting to enjoy playing with her, if not sharing toys and bones!
A few photos of Hazen's first few weeks at home!
Keep in touch with the blog and the social media pages to keep up with how Hazen is progressing as she joins Otto on the journey of becoming a dual purpose German Shorthaired Pointer, enjoying showing and working in the field.
At Christmas I was lucky enough to get a dummy launcher to help with training and last Sunday I got to use it for the first time at my brilliant new training location.
It’s going to be really useful for Otto’s training for two reasons, firstly it makes a big bang so simulates a shotgun and secondly and most importantly it will help me further with his steadiness training. The plan will be to launch about 4 dummies and only let him retrieve one.
Here's a couple of videos...
This is my blog about what I am up to with both my camera and my dogs Otto & Hazen.