Rio’s puppy training day sadly got cancelled; the high winds and downpours made being around the equipment unsafe, and I’ll admit I didn’t much fancy going out when I saw the state of the weather on Sunday morning. Hopefully we can find another training day some time soon.
Today we mooched around Digley, with all the dogs. It’s getting increasingly difficult to take them all out together, because Dylan and Rio are off on exploration mode, and old dogs have a tendency to get left behind. On the other hand, Dylan is improving so much in his interactions with other dogs (or lack of), that I don’t feel so anxious about taking Rio out with him rather than super-awesome socialite Kim. He’s been perfect on our last two meeting-other-dogs kind of walks, ignoring and moving away from other the multitude of other dogs without panicking, including some extremely persistent small dogs who wouldn’t take a hint or listen to their owners.
Rio has learnt to nose touch a target in an afternoon yesterday, so our goal today is learning to stack on blocks. Which should be interesting if nothing else!