Triple Threat

Ani, Diablo, and Pepa being nutso but also under control.

This group got lots of compliments on the trail today, and Zawadi was doing a great job being stationary (sit or down) and letting dogs pass us without lunging at them. Practice practice practice!

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You Might Remember Mabel

Mabel, the little golden retriever puppy, is now 7 months old and ready for more off-leash freedom. I worked with her on a remote when she was younger, and she figured it out easily. But she needed a more solid foundation before it would be a useful tool for her family.

Today she went on a hike with some of my regulars, and I was practicing the e-collar with her on a long leash. She listened great and got along with the other dogs splendidly. Yaay!!

New to the pack: Bella

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Bella is such a sweet border collie mix, who’s still young and floppy. Even the Vizslas liked her immediately on first introductions! They usually take a few minutes or meetings to really relax around a new friend. And she listens pretty good too:

Some action shots:

Pitbulls and Pepa in Paradise

Yesterday was ALL bullies ALL day.

First, All City Savannah visited us for breakfast before she headed out of Oakland to continue on her free-spirited traveler quest for truth and happiness.

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Then we went on a hike in Sibley with Zawadi and Diablo. We’d never hiked Sibley with them before, so it was a fun new experience. They behaved beautifully.

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Last, we went on a neighborhood walk with our bud Barney. He’s getting stronger in his walking every day.

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Behind the Scenes note: 50% of these pits had their (preventative cautionary) muzzles removed for the photographs. I was laughing and rolling my eyes thinking about that.