Parker really loves the water! We recently took him to a nearby park with a lake and he swam around chasing a stick. We didn’t take him off leash though, god knows if he would ever come back. He also keeps jumping in the pond at doggie daycare with his girlfriend Susie (a 6 month old golden lab).
He’s finished with his obedience classes but we are still working with him to get it really drilled in. I don’t need him to be like a highly trained police dog or anything, but just the basics are a good thing!
We should have named him Shadow. He follows one of us around everywhere we go in the house and wants to be around his peeps 24/7. We recently left for about an hour and a half and had him in the backyard. Well we came home to the screen being completely ripped out of the frame! Um yeah. So he doesn’t like being left alone outside for long. When we keep him confined to the family room/kitchen area and he’s alone, he seems better. I think it’s because the cats are inside so he’s around other “beings” and we keep the sound on the TV on for him. We have yet to leave him for more than 4 hours alone though, I’m kind of nervous about that!