Yoshi joined the Kahuna's K9s Ohana a few weeks ago and man, are we stoked! She's a spitfire! Yoshi's owners are the best: I love their dedication to her learning. They're committed to their challenge assignments each week and it's showing: Yoshi is making fast progress!
Today was our first field trip out in public. These are important to help dogs become comfortable in different settings and environments. While it's commonplace for us to hear the commotion of a parking lot, these things are not always familiar to dogs. We heard someone slamming ice on the asphalt, shopping carts clattering, a food delivery truck clattering their carts down the sidewalk. It was quite an adventure!
And Yoshi just had to add some excitement to the mix: we weren't even there for five minutes before her leash popped off and she was running across the parking lot! A perfect example of why a solid recall is SUPER important, even if you never plan to let your dog off leash in public!
I probably looked like a lunatic trying to get her to come back to me: imagine lots of hootin' and hollerin'. As I got her attention, I'd tease her and get her to come chase me. It paid off: she fell for it and we had a big celebration when she returned. This is when I love to let the dogs be "bad"! Since she came back to me, I let her jump all over me and lick my face and just basically act a complete fool. I don't care: the bigger lesson here is that I'm pretty awesome to come running back to!
Next week, we'll be visiting the boardwalk. If you're out and about, come say hi to us! And if you've been following us for any amount of time, you probably already know the drill: "My dog has to sit before they can greet you!" :)
That's all for now! Happy Training!