On Saturday, we decided to do a little training at the beach. Neither Aelythia or LadyBug had ever been to the beach and with it being as hot as it has been, we decided to take our training to a cooler location.
The purpose of this training exercise (aside from the fun!) was to test their recall. It’s one thing to be able to get the dog to come to you when you call them while in your living room or even in the yard. One of the true tests, is to get them to recall in a wide open space where they could easily get away from you. If they begin to wonder off, you call them back and see how quickly they come back to you. If you’re unsure, it might be a good idea to get a long leash so that if they do take off, they can’t get that far from you.
Both of the dogs had a lot of fun and by the end of the evening, they were both laid out on the beach sleeping. They were definitely tired puppies!