Today began with more training! We polished up work on pedestal training and added the cone/pvc pipe, which is an object around which the dog is asked to turn, to everyone’s repertoire. Then we cleaned the barn….
…and went on a field trip with the dogs! We went to Oviedo Riverside Park. We stopped somewhere to get lunch on the way so we could have a picnic with the dogs in the park! Then we spent some time just being out in nature with the dogs. The dogs got to sniff, run, crawl, climb, and wade in the water, as well as move around on a very long leash so they could really get out and exercise.
At the end of the day we took the dogs to one end of the field and let them run toward their camper, who was calling them (a “long recall”). Campers had to get very inventive to get the dogs to run toward them! Everybody enjoyed the running, but it was very, very hot and we got back onto the bus and stopped to get drinks on the way back to Doglando.