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hello dog fans!
i took pickles on a field trip today! it was gorgeous out, so we packed up our water and our cheesy bites, i slathered on the sunscreen and we headed out to good ole’ sandy bottom west.
her training has been going so well so i thought, “let’s amp it up a bit.” i took her to the inlet where there are wildlife smells, other off leash dogs popping up randomly, road apples, brickabrack.
today i was hoping she would venture off every now and then, then we would work on her recall.
‘cept, um…miss pickles wouldn’t leave my side. she wasn’t scared….she just wanted to heal. finally she figured it out, “all this land is mine!”
then she found something interesting/scary. of all the brickabrack, riffraff, flotsom…she finds the one thing in the entire area that…isn’t natural. some one had made a pile of large rock and a bent piece of rebar.
she creeped towards it. “what the?” once she got really close i clicked, then gave her a treat, which prompted her to get even more close. then she was over it! (gotta love the clicker!)
she was perfectly content smiling up at me and not going more than 20ft away, so i put her in a down stay one time, walked away, then called her.
it’s like i can’t even get her to be bad. cow pies. “leave it.” “ok.”
once i was too late with the leave it and she spit the cow pie out.
and here is the happy border collie now:
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