On a lighter note, we went up the canyon to see family who were up camping. It was a fun night with plenty of opportunity for training too.
Inspired by the awesome pictures I see on all of your blogs of your pups all together I have been working on posing the girls and having them wait for photo’s. It’s hard to get a really good picture of them when one is so small and one so big, and black dogs are hard to get good light for.
In the process the girls are getting a lot of practice at waiting in pretty much any position, anywhere.
Another fun part was getting to hang out with our part time boy, Charley. He is a very funny boy and usually doesn’t like to get the water, but that afternoon the water was more appealing than the heat.
Some people are proud of their job, their house, their kids. What am I proud of? My sense of dog toys! Yes I know, not the normal thing people are proud of, but I love to find a toy that will be the perfect match for each pup. Thus this next shot of Charley and his double bubble. I found it for him and he loves it so much we have one for his house and one for mine.
Even after a year and half I am still finding new things that Maizey has never seen before. This trip found two: the public bathroom with stalls (don’t worry no pictures of that) and the camp fire.
I always watch her very carefully to see how she will react. She was very unsure at first, but the simplest thing we can do is make sure our pups are safe and then be confident ourselves. If I am not worried, she learns quickly not to be worried either.
Apparently having my 4legged friends around really wears Charley out. By the end of the night he was exhausted!