Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Walk in the Park

Today, for the first time in a couple of weeks, we had some sunshine!  It was lovely for a change!  So we took the dogs for a wee wander in a local park.  This park is particularly special to me (Helen), as before it was turned into a park, I used to keep and ride horses here - so it has many memories!
Noel-John's been practicing Rocky's loose leash walking, as far as puppies go, Rocky is very excitable - he's taking a while to get the loose leash walking perfected.  Anyway, Rocky hadn't had a walk with Snoopy yet (only by himself), so today was a bit of a test.  He was pretty good really!  Sure, he'd still get to the end of the leash and have to be reminded what he's supposed to be doing (which you will see at the end of this video), but we're making progress.
Here's a wee video of Noel-John and Rocky practicing loose leash walking today at the park. (with a little bit of heel work in there too)


Sagira said...

Sounds like you guys had a nice time. Good job on the loose leash walking. :)

sprinkles said...

Looks like a good time was had by all!

I'm hosting my annual Doggone Dog Swap; hope you'll join us!

Lexi and Jasper the Danes said...

Glad you had a good time, the weather did look great!!! :)

Rocky looked like he was doing well, had you been having some trouble with it? Our human would like to add that Noel-JOhn looked quite tense and rigid, maybe encourage him to relax a little bit and try walk like he normally would :) (We appologise if Noel-John does normally walk like that! :P )

Good job!

Lots of slobbers,
Lexi and Jasper the Danes

2 dogs + 1 cat + 2 humans said...

in reply to Lexi & Jasper (and Laura!), I think it is just the video making Noel-John look tense, I don't think he was, but relaxing is a good point :)
and yes, it's proving rather a challenge to teach Rocky to walk nicely on a loose lead, we've found that using LOTS of positive reinforcement (cliker + treats) is working, we are gradually decreasing the frequency of the treats, but it's taking a while!
- Helen