Well I don’t know about you, but I am kinda ready for winter to roll on out of here. MD has had quite a bit of brutal cold, snow, ice and wind. It makes it really hard to get out with the pups to burn off the winter crazies… not to mention snow means shoveling kennel runs and horse stalls. While shoveling is a great workout, I could think of quite a few other ways to get my exercise.
But in anycase, when the temps managed to rise into the 20’s this weekend I decided we would brave the snow (and roads) and get these hooligans outside.
This shows how cold it has been lately, only the fastest running water was still free of ice.
I should have brought my real camera so I could better capture these two hams in the snow. Had to settle for my phone.
Practicing their wait and recall is a great way to condense the outing exercise wise. Plus it’s fun to see them book it in the snow.
We found a great fallen tree to explore, sadly there were no squirrels for my red girl to catch.
I finally got around to making Wyatt a new collar, I kinda love it. Not his usual colors but I think it turned out pretty cool. They call this yellow zombie hunter, wonder if Wyatt is up for that challenge.
Well despite the fact that we were out for over an hour exploring in the snow my little red dog was still quite restless that evening. Looks like we will be working on more brain games in the house, and her challenge for the month.
Speaking of the challenge, maybe some of you have some ideas for me. The goal for this month is to get her to relax on a mat. She has figured out she is to lay on the mat, and will offer that quite readily, the problem we have now is that important relax part. She likes to whine and bark while on the mat. Any ideas on how to get her to be more calm on the mat? She gets easily frustrated when we work on something repeatedly so I mix it up with her to keep her interest. I have tried to wait her out for that silent moment but that doesn’t seem to work either. Maybe i should put the mat on the couch as she sleeps there all day long lol. Maybe I just have to stuff her face so she doesn’t have time to whine.