July 14, 2013
Saturday: Our day began with a walk to the park. This was in preparation for puppy play group. Although most people view this as exercise time, I have found that Hobey, and others, enjoy better interactions with less energy. He also played with the teenagers prior to moving over to the younger/smaller group.
After a week off, our training class resumed. We started with puppy push-ups and then worked on walking nicely, on and off leash. The last test was a blind recall; we hid behind a wall and asked Hobey to COME. After brief confusion he determined where our voices were coming from and quickly found our hideout. At home we are beginning to work on WAIT/STAY.
Sunday: Today was a fun day. We took the dogs up North to a secluded/secure location and met some canine friends. The dogs wrestled each other, waded in the pool, chased balls, dug in the dirt, and followed us as we picked blueberries. They was non-stop activity for four hours.
At home, the dogs needed a quick bath and then enjoyed some additional water playtime. As you can see in the photo, Monte has joined us in teaching Hobey to WAIT.