Notre Fidele Ami

Friday, September 30, 2011


Patriots obedience class was held at Smyrna Dunes Park, It was his first visit to the ocean.  He walked into the water with little coaxing, when the water reached his belly, he stopped and stood motionless.
Patriot, Quincy and Shirley
After several minutes of watching the other dogs, Patriot took off jumping, running and having a good old time!
Patriot making waves!

He went out far enough that he was swimming, or should I say dog paddling.  I think a good time was had by all the dogs!  Had I known what I know now I would have worn a bathing suit :)

Of course there was rolling in the sand, chasing the waves and more rolling in the sand.  What a day!

            Yaz & Ron, Rusty & Suzanne,
                      Patriot and Bonnie

There's nothing like a two hour car ride with a wet dog.  Patriot, smelling a little fishy, received a bath as soon as we arrived home. 

Two days after his ocean exposure, I took Patriot to a nearby lake to see what his reaction would be.  He was in harness, and thank goodness,  did not make a break for the water. He was content to watch the model boat races and the nearby birds.

          We worked on bird distractions. He did well!

The birds were not too pleased
with him, but I was!

"GOOD DOG" .....pat pat

1 comment:

  1. Hi Y'all,

    Those birds should have been really pleased. I know they didn't want Patriot to chase them, did they?

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog