Fit Dog Kilo is still in fantastic shape, in spite of all the treats for training and behaviour modification. Walking continues to be our favourite form of exercise. While the weather is still warm enough, we try to get out five or six times a day. We stick to the streets near us to avoid surprises, and reward/distract when we see dogs and strangers. He seems to like the familiarity for now. We explore the local parks at off-peak times and sometimes extend the leash with a rope and let him run if no-one else is around just to get some freedom and intensity. He also sprints up and down our big flights of stairs and after toys in the house and jumps like a kangaroo. I am slowly trying to take the things he likes to do like spin, jump up, chase, and “elevated touch” and turn them into useful training and exercise that he will repeat on command.
Love the photo below – a huge dog in a little body is just how Kilo sees himself I think (except when he wants to snuggle on my lap or help type).
Where did that squirrel go (he hasn’t quite got the fact that they can climb trees)?
We often stop to smell the roses, and all the dog pee of course.
No interest in fishing (unlike the local raccoons who look for sushi bars like this. We have a water spray that keeps them away at night very effectively)