If y’all remember, yesterday Alison and Zoe over at Pawfect Days asked me what I was training for. I gave y’all a few answers, but promised tomorrow I’ll show you some of the other chores as well as privileges I earn with my training. It’s tomorrow…so lets go check out some things about my training and things I get to do.
Below my Human uses a check cord to train me to return water retrieves. See when I came to live with her and Papa I thought the name of the game was “keep away”.
Doing a water retrieve after graduating from the check cord.
Here I am playing with my football under supervision.
Helping to carry a box for my Human.
At the shore struggling with the mail.
Bringing in the mail.
Carrying the basket to get fruit and potatoes out of the cold cellar.
Practicing recall on a lonely stretch by the river.
On a hike
When I graduated from obedience school I got a toy and didn’t even get yelled at for skidding the rug.
Here I am at the shore learning handled retrieves. If you look closely you’ll see the short check cord I was still wearing.
Back for the second bumper.
Tracking live birds.
Waiting in a sit stay while my Human gets her bird pictures.
Watchin’ while my Human takes a photo of a bird.
Until I could be trusted not to chew on stuff or empty trash cans I was in my crate when not supervised. It became my favorite place. I still spend lots of time there because if I go in there no one disturbs me.
And now I’ll leave you with a couple more reasons for my constant training. These gators share my waters and my yard at the shore.
My Human took this picture right behind where our boat is docked beside the shore house.
Y’all come back now!