Banjo’s Natural Ability

Banjo had her first NAVHDA hunt test this weekend.  The “puppy test” is a way to prove their natural ability, hence the name.  Pups are tested in Use of nose, Search (for birds), Water, Pointing, Tracking (down a pheasant with it’s flight feathers pulled), Desire to work, and Cooperation.  Banjo scored a perfect score, a 112!

Field work in the early morning


Banjo's biggest fan!


As serious as the testing is, it's still a family friendly atmosphere!


Water work


A junior handler in the making.......


And last but not least, heading home with a sleepy boy and a happy dog......


About linzie2

Daughter. Wife. Mama. Homebirther. Lactivist. Nurse. Healer. Educator. Aspiring homesteader. Gardener. Tea drinker. Enviromentalist. Seamstress. Photographer. One happy camper!
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