We. Had. A. Blast! I've never played off leash with another dog like this, since I'm not a dog that likes playing with strange dogs and the Minions can't go off leash and don't really care for the beach, so it was so much fun to play with Pike!
Note from DM: Pike only needs one more set of shots, and I took him to the area where other dogs weren't around, so risk of sickness is minimal and the benefit of socializing him to this far out ways the risk of exposure.
He's also off leash, because this is the prime time to start teaching and reinforcing recall. Most puppies will naturally follow you around, so praising and rewarding the natural behavior lays a wonderful foundation for recall later on. That's what I did with Nola, aka Miss Flawless Recall.
Kisses and Tail Wags,
|DM: I've been so spoiled by Nola's coat. EVERYTHING sticks to Pike, and the little shit mats like crazy. :p|
|What's a wet Pike look like? Ugly.|
|The water is yucky since it poured rain all week.|
|Don't let his eyes fool you. I'M the crazy one, he's just a lover.|
|Where I go, Pike follows.|
|He gets worried when I leave.|
|What a hot day!|
|The Merle Moron.|
|The Gawjuss Happy Girl.|
|The idiot got stuck.|