Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Beach Trip!

 Hi everyone! On Saturday, Mom took me to the beach and I had a blast! We went to Mexico Beach, which is a lovely beach about 20 minutes from home that's dog friendly on one side (oddly enough, the dog friendly side is MUCH nicer).
I was nearly perfectly behaved! I didn't bark (I went through fazes at 4,5,7,9 and 14 months where I barked at everything), was very good around two other (off leash, out of their owners' control, much bigger) dogs, did perfect on stays, wait, sit, down and most importantly come. I got to be off leash 90% of the time, and Mom even called me off chasing some birds.

     Dachshund Mommy: Nola did incredible, I'm glowing with pride. 
Since she enjoys training and learning so much, I'm going to really crack down on her training and continued socialization and hopefully she will take and pass her Canine Good Citizen Test next year! 

     Here are some of the (nearly 2,000) pictures Mom took while we were at the beach. Enjoy!
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola
P.S. Let me know if you'd like to read a post on what Mom does with my training, I've been debating doing one for a while now.

Practicing "stay" in a distracting environment 

Practicing "sit" in abnormal places

I love the beach!

All four feet off the ground! Lookout, greyhounds!

I'm cute.

I'll save you, Momma!

Pure joy


"Nola, come!"

I love sunshine

This is a mean crab.

I REALLY wanted it when it went back in the water

I look like an otter

Chasing birds

"Hang on! I'll get you"

Can we take this home?

Lovely day

Loose leash walking


  1. You sure are cute and I can tell you just love the beach!! We'd love to see your training too!

  2. Hey Mommy Dachshund... Where are the other 1087 other pictures of Nola that you took?? We can NEVER get enough of Nola!

    Pawsome job girlfriend on the nearly pawfect listening skills. Yes, we would love to read all about your training. OK, Mommy said that NOT me! Mommy said I need to brush up on my skills a bit. Hey, I did drop the squirrel when she screamed, what more does she expect....

    We love your smile in the "I love the beach" picture! Mommy wants to know if she can print that one out to hang on our wall with my other furends pictures. After all, you ARE my BFF! I would love to have your smiling face looking at us all of the time. Butt, we have to get permissions according to my Mommy.

    We're so glad you had an pawsome beach day!

    Lily Belle

  3. OMG, you are such a good listener, Nola! and a great swimmer. We've never been to a beach, but it sure does look like fun.

    Hope ISAAC stays out of your way.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie, Mack and foster Mario

  4. Wow, wow, wow!
    You had an awesome day!

    Did you come home and take a loooooong nap?
    I bet you dreamed your beautiful day in your dreams too!

    Hildy & my mom

  5. YAY!! What a GOOD GIRL!! We always heard doxies don't swim. You look like quite the water doggie. What's up?

    -Bart and Ruby

  6. You look like a baby seal in the water. And how brave you are going into all that water and swimming too (I mean since you're not very big). I know you will be the best trained of dogs.

  7. Love the pictures- a true bathing beauty! Would love the training stuff!

  8. Looks like you had a blast!! I am so proud of you on how well you did!! Good thing that crab didn't pinch you!!!


  9. Yes, please, Dachshund Mommy, please do some posts on the pawsome training. Several posts.

    Love the beach photos, Nola!

    (Dachshund Mommy: I hope it is okay that I used Dachshund Daddy in your honor on my blog... you gave me the idea because of your fabulous Dachshund Mommy notes.)

    Keep on wagging,

  10. Those are AMAZING photos! Nola look really really happy on the beach!

  11. What a fantastic day, that looks like a very nice beach. Where do you get the white sand from, shouldn't it be filthy brown like ours?
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  12. Way to go, Nola! You look gorgeous and so well behaved. I'd love to read how your mom trained you.

  13. What a super trip to the beach you had, Nola!!! Mom says we could never be trusted off leash there, but we sure would love to run in the sand and water. We are always open to new training ideas, so yes, by all means, do share.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  14. What a super, duper, awesome day Nola!!! Your beach is absolutely beautiful and look at all that sunshine! :-) Whoa, I can't believe that you sat and stayed in weird and distracting places! Good for you, Domeek wants to know "what's the secret!", but I don't want her to find out! ;-)

  15. Oh, Nola, you are just about the cutest pup EVER!! Ma would NEVER trust me being off leash, because I get waaaay to distracted and have bad 'recall'. You, my friend, are a star!



  16. sweet. You looks like u had fun

  17. Yay, BEACH! My favorite kind of place to go!

    You took lots of fantastic pictures, and fun looked to be had by all.

  18. You sure were flying around the beach. I love your swimming pictures too.


  19. What an awesome time you had. There's no way we'd be listening to anything SHE said if we were at the beach.

    We're really impressed because our doxie friend Millie doesn't listen to anyone!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  20. Adorable beach pics! Glad you had fun!

  21. Nola...what a great day you had. That all looks like so much fun.

    Butt...I is confused. Weenies don't listen, don't have rules, and don't swim! Is you sure you's a weenie???

  22. We are SO jealous! In fact our mom and human brother are heading to FL in October (just to Orlando where our great uncle and aunt live). They didn't even consider taking us!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  23. Looks so fun! You must love the water.

  24. You are grrrreat Nola!
    I can see you really liked being there!
    Kisses and hugs

  25. Dear Nola,
    My hairy slobbery sister Cinnamon - who is 15 months old, is a total wild child. What has worked on all 6 of the previous woofies is NOT working on her! Mommy is at wits emd!
    Wes would LOVES to hear!
    BTW me loves the new header and the crab and all the other beach pictures!

  26. Oh, Nola! What a good, beautiful, smart girl you are! No wonder your mom is so proud of you. What great pictures of you too. I would LOVE to hear about your training. I think it would be interesting and helpful. So glad you had a good day. You are quite the water nymph.

  27. the beach is the best. My Lily loves it. You look like you are having a wonderful time
    Benny & Lily

  28. A+ for perfect behavior...and it looks like you are having a fantastic time! Sometimes I wish WE had a beach...but we DO have mountains for hiking!

  29. What a fun and exciting day you had. You look good on the beach, so cute!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  30. What a awesome looking beach! Glad you had fun :)

  31. Oh Nola! You sure were a good girl at the beach. Your Momma must have been so proud of you! You really are a beach babe! :)

  32. AWESOME pics! Looks like you had SO much fun!

  33. Great pictures. You can never have enough of those. You look like you had so much fun.

  34. What a pawesome looking beach Nola. It looks like you had a fantastic time playing in the surf your human took some great photo's of you having fun.

    From Milo & Jet

  35. it looks like you had a sun-shiney day! how brave you are to go into the ocean! each picture you posted is just as cute, if not cuter, than the last. thanks for sharing your day.

  36. Oh Nola, I am so jealous of your day at the beach! Marley has never been that I know of. His closest trip to a beach was the lake at 13000 feet. But I love nothing more than to romp and play along the shore when I am home in FL. We LOVE the photo essay on your day. Great shots!!

  37. Nola....
    Fun!! Now I want to go to our beach!! Good thing the sun was shining.... For us, around here, it is usually windy and overcast!! But we never mind!! ;)
    Yes, do share your Mommy's training methods!! There are so many out there to choose from!! ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  38. What a great adventure.... wish i could have come along.

    woof - Tucker

  39. we looooooooooooooooooove all your beach trip pictures! they are so wonderful!



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