|Sunrise this morning at Huntington State Park|
One morning, while discussing all we have yet to teach our dogs, Renee suggested we have a session with a professional dog trainer she knows. Tag and I went over earlier this week and met Bruce, who helped us work on a program for "recall". Teaching Tag "COME" consistently with distractions (i.e. cats running by, people on the trail, other interesting dogs, chipmunks... etc.) is the one thing I haven't really felt able to get a grip on... so Bruce gave us some tips (50' lead, use my best authoritative voice, work on it inside and outside, always praise when coming to you, etc...). Tag is getting lots of treats now, as we learn to master this skill. I don't think he minds.
I'm getting a camera of my own soon. The goal is to have it before we leave for Venice and Paris in December. I may become even MORE obnoxious about posting photos and photos of life here after that, as I practice how to use my new toy.
A picture says so much that I could never convey to you about how beautiful it is here and how different from California.