|Three friends starting out on the trail.|
|Hmm, what's this?|
|May I have a go after you, Tintin? Ummmm ... No!|
|Bugging Ranger is WAY fun!|
|Knee capping is fun too. Now where are some knees?|
By the end of the hike, Tintin had had so much fun and got so excited he was dive bombing both the older dogs and mercilessly bugging Ranger, jumping and biting at his face and generally making a pest of himself. So it was time to settle and focus, by playing Choose to Heel. this is an off-leash exercise where the dog is rewarded each time he chooses to check in with me. Tintin impressed everyone (especially Ranger) with his ability to be called away mid-jump, and settle into walking by my side, off leash and completely focused. After a few minutes, the exercise had served its purpose, and Tintin went back to running free, but with no guerilla tactics, all the way back to the car.
|Tintin, let's go!|
|What a super dog!|
The big dogs get the last laugh -- guess who's going to have to be hosed down!