Kobi is a very sweet and willing boy. He normally lives with his family in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. His owners ran him in a VJP in April 2017 and he did very well...earning Suchensieger (highest scoring dog in the test). He particularly excelled in tracking. His owners tried to force-fetch him to start preparing him for the HZP but Kobi is their first hunting dog and they were struggling to make progress. So in late July, I offered to take Kobi into our house to jump-start force-fetch. After almost two weeks, he had made significant progress. We spoke with Kobi's owners and decided to keep Kobi for the rest of the summer to continue his training and run him through the HZP.
Kobi is doing well in training. He is a very mellow and lower-energy dog. But he still loves to please. He is a shadow dog that loves to be near me. He is always laying at my feet in the house. His quiet and well-mannered temperament in the house is truly a job to be around. While we have only had 8 weeks with Kobi to force-fetch him and prepare him for the HZP, he progressed quickly and flew through most of his HZP with flying colors. He had earned all 9s and 10s until the final subject of the day, the search behind the live duck. Kobi did not expand his search very well for some reason and therefore took a hard hit to his duck search score and a small hit to his desire score. But still, we know that his typical duck search is much stronger and we are pleased with the progress that he was able to make in such a short amount of time.