|Barked: Fri Feb 24, '12 10:27pm PST |
|Ya know, I don't really know if Moose would follow me like "a lost puppy". I don't have any opportunity to really find out. Closest I can get is at night I walk him on a 10ft lead and I try to get him to follow me, but he just walks beside me or stops (a hundred times) to put something in his mouth or just sits and stares in the direction he thinks he hears people. Or he plays tug with the lead.
I don't have a backyard that's dog friendly so I can't work on it there.
I'll just have to keep working like mad with this.
I'm leaning not taking him, now that I've read your posts and thought about it. He is so into dogs and people that I'm afraid I'd become invisible out there and my voice would just be a terribly irritating white noise to him.
I took him out tonight on the long lead and I worked with him on it and it's a hit or a miss. Frustrating.
I'm not sure I can sit out a spring and/or summer not going to the beach or trails if he doesn't have recall down.
Moose isn't one of those slow, low energy Saints. Just the opposite. I swear he's a Labrador trapped in a Saints body.
Evenings are the worst and before we do our outdoor training at night on the long lead, I run up and down my street with him and let me tell you, that puppy can run. And after some sprints, he's good to go for some serious tug with the lead. He could go and go and go. Which is why I so want to hit the trails after work.
We're having unseasonable weather here for the dead of winter. It was 76 degrees here today and when I walked Moose at lunch, it was warm enough that Moose was panting pretty hard after our trip around the block.
Ya think that would have wiped him out. Nope. He got the zoomies once we got inside. This dog has "let's be out and about" written all over him.
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