I thought I knew a well trained dog.
I also thought I knew the best locations in Connecticut to photograph a dog.
I was corrected twice in one day.
London is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. This was the first time I had ever come across a NSDTR and honestly, the first time I had heard of one.
Jason and Kelli pretty much schooled me in the ways of tolling as fast as they could in our session and I had no idea how much time and effort goes into training a dog to compete in national competitions. It’s quiet the investment and with my limited knowledge of the sport, I can’t image there is a dog that would have the skill to out perform London. If there is I don’t think I would want to meet him because honestly, my mind was blown when I saw how obedient London was.
Seriously, it was awesome.
If you have any interest in tolling or perhaps you just want to learn more about the breed you can check out The Toller, which is run by Jason.
Onto the visual stimulus. . . .