By the time this makes my blog, it will be Champs 4th or 5th hike. If you are having trouble getting a recall on your pup, you can fix that pretty easily by taking your puppy hiking. Why? Because, now they are in a strange, new environment. Who knows...they might even be someone's dinner! A smart puppy will continue to check in with his owner while hiking. This is perfect training for recalls. I left a longe line on Champ on his very first hike with Yoko. All other hikes, he hit the trail without a longe line. It got snapped back on before getting close to any roads. Even if my adult dogs are running 100 yards ahead of Champ, he will whirl around and check in with me. He gets much praise for doing this. I need him to watch out for me, too. We have each other's backs. We are becoming a TEAM.
Off I go into the wild blue yonder
My half sister Yoko is showing me the way
This is a good way for Yoko to become closer to Champ
Hey, come on slow poke!
Both running with sticks
Now we are having FUN
Can I come again Mom? Please...Pretty Please...