Monday, February 4, 2008

The Games Dogs Play

Group training was both indoors and outdoors last Sunday. We worked on heeling, stay, and recall, played Tic Tac Toe with the dogs, traded dogs (this is to insure that in an emergency a dog won't freak out if he or she needs to stay with someone other than their human), and practiced short separations. Chelsea, our mature Chesapeake Bay Retriever, had spring fever. This normally calm dog with exceptional obedience skills was as goofy as a puppy. The same malady struck several other dogs. Hey, it was a beautiful spring-like day in the middle of winter. Can you blame them? Huntley, our almost six-month-old Bloodhound is growing like a weed. Her obedience skills are amazing for one so young. All my dogs - Chelsea, Huntley, Dixie, Humdinger, Ryley, Chloe, and Maisey worked hard, had fun, and made me proud to be their trainer.

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