Yesterday was rather warm here so I found a big plastic tub, filled it with water then made hubby carry it out and put it on the balcony. Spencer was in heaven! Well, he would have been if he could have fit his whole body in there but unfortunately it was too small for that so he had to make do with just splashing around and blowing bubbles in it. I did get a video and some pictures of him playing in it though.
I don’t know how to add a video or even whether I can but here’s the link to it for anyone who does want to see it. If the link works anyway.
Not really got much to add. I’ve been slacking on the training side of things again. Loose leash walking is about all I’ve been working on lately. He’s doing great with it, he just needs reminding at times. Especially if he gets excited about something. He’s met quite a few other dogs lately. It seems the nicer weather has brought everyone out of hiding. He’s not had much chance to play with any due to the leash law still being in play until mid July but he’s been able to meet and greet and although he’s still very excited and a bit much for most dogs he does seem to be calming down a little with it. I try to move him on before anyones dog feels they have to get physical with him. It doesn’t really seem fair to put another dog in the position where they feel they have to go that far because my dog is a rude pain in the ass with no manners.
Busybody who had a go at me about keeping Spen on a little concrete balcony seems to have had a go at my neighbour for the same thing today. She was out there yelling about how she walks her dog every day and my neighbour was yelling back anyway. God forbid we have our doors open and let our dogs go out on the balcony if they choose to do so!
And I’ve had 2 people ask about clicker training! Okay, it’s only 2 people out of god only knows how many but it’s a start right?
On a not so good note Spen has been at the vets and has had to have blood tests and a poo sample sent off as he keeps being sick for no apparent reason. Still waiting on the results of those but I will say one thing, there are times when firm poo is NOT an advantage. Such as when trying to scoop small amounts of it into a test tube with a flimsy spatula type thing. Especially when you’re doing this in public because you don’t have a garden! Spencer hasn’t been sick since we went to the vets about it last Tuesday. Bloody typical isn’t it? lol.
Oh, and hubby came for a walk with us last week and this is the “short cut” we took back to the main path.
The whole bloody path was like that! Spen was in Labrador heaven, mud and water to splash around in. I lost a trainer at one point and did my loving husband help me? Did he heck! I was left to hop around trying to keep my balance and retrieve said shoe from the mud while he stood laughing at me! Men! We made it back to the main path though and sent Spen into the stream to clean off the worst of the mud.
Haven’t been out yet today as it’s so hot. Think it’s getting to the time when I’ll have to start walking him either early morning (ugh!) or in the evening. Especially as so many of the little pools and streams have dried up.