Orvis’s Leigh Oliva works with Walker, his Black Labrador Retriever, almost every day in the field beside the Orvis Flagship store in Manchester, Vermont. And the results are obvious. A good retriever excels at marking the location of the dummy, as well as at reading hand signals from the handler. Once he finds the dummy, Walker takes great pleasure in returning it to Leigh, so they can go again. Our own Joel Ruby flew his drone to capture the excitement of Walker’s long retrieve.
The videos in our Moment of Thrill series are meant to get your heart racing in anticipation of the start of the spring. It’s been a long winter, at the end of a long year. What we all need now is to feel the joy of being outside with our best friend.