Tuesday Pack Activities
Carl got some practice with walking at my side today, along with Racer, while Sputnik and Griff roamed the trail off leash. We made a lot of stops to get Carl in the habit of looking to me and sticking at my side, because he kept wanting to just run up ahead. Griff took up his usually role of playing scout on the trail ahead. Sputnik took it easy, and moseyed along just behind or just ahead of the rest of the pack. Racer sniffed along the edge of the trail almost the entire hike. I gave her little tugs now and then to keep her on track, and that's all it took.
Avo, Rey, Zoey, and Mamacita all had a blast at the Valmont Dog Park this afternoon. Avo and Rey each took turns playing rabbit while the other pursued. Sometimes, another dog or two at the park would join in the chase. Zoey got in on a few of the runs as well. Mamacita took it easy for most of the time, but every so often she made a playful hop or trotted some distance with a bounce in her step. At the end of our park visit, she was bouncing around a lot, and she actually had such a pep in her step that she attempted - and succeeded - in jumping into the back of the car unassisted for the first time in many months.