Monday, July 21, 2014

Taking the Rig on the Trail

This weekend we visited Stockton State Park and had the chance to take the dogs and the rig on the new 8 mile Lakeview Trail.

The trail is fairly smooth, and we could tell the dogs were having a great time. They listened very well and were excited to try out a new route. There isn't much room for passing, and the trail offered some steep challenges, but the dogs did a great job.

Calypso is doing well with her training. It is a slow process, but she is coming along. She is doing well with her commands, and responds well to directions. We are working on her endurance. She gets very excited when she sees the harnesses and is always eager to run with the other dogs. She does not get quite as excited to run alone, so we are working to foster the love of running on her own and with the other dogs. Overall, she is doing pretty well and she is fitting in well with our pack.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Running with 3 Dogs

Recently, Nick had his first experience running with 3 dogs. He had Denali, Ruger, and Calypso all connected to his running belt. We use the Cardio Canine belt which has proven to be a good choice. It was amusing to watch Calypso, as she is still new to running. In all honesty, it was amusing to watch Nick with 3 dogs hooked to him! Overall, the run went quite smoothly. Calypso still tires fairly quickly, but she did her best to keep up.

The training has been going pretty well. We have had several hot and humid days that were not conducive to training, as it was just too hot for the pups to be out. Calypso is learning her commands and is starting to feel more comfortable in her harness. We have a bit of work to do with her, but we are looking forward to it!