Toka is 6 months old today. At the vet’s yesterday, he weighed in at 68 lbs. Not a small boy!
I’ve been slow to post – working on obedience skill building and focus this semester with on-line courses through Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.
We had a big day today. Toka accompanied me on errands to Agway, Wegmans (where we stood & met people for about half an hour) and Lowe’s. He was pretty tired when we got home.
After a lunch of hamburger, he took a nap. We then practiced loose leash waling & heeling a la the Sophia Yin method (dog on leash, leash on belt, we walk together. He decides to go in one direction, I go in the opposite direction to make sure he knows ‘oh, right, watch her!). Good basis for loose leash walking
For heeling, I back up in front of him, then pivot into heel position for one stride, then pivot back to my original position. Worked like a charm for Kiyo. We’ll see how Toka does.