During the months when we're not training the dogs on the gangline, we spend lots of time training them in other ways. For the puppies, who are now nine months old, I've been working with them on basic commands, like coming when they're called and returning to their houses at the end of our free running sessions.
|Nine-month old, Perry, on a hike with 14 month old, Miles (behind)|
Most kennels I know use the time between April and August for renovations, preparations for the upcoming season, reaching out to potential sponsors, and building projects. I have been busy doing something I wanted to do long ago: building platform dog houses for the dogs.
|The beginning stages of building the platform: day 1|
It only took two days to put together Freya's platform dog house. This is the end result.
Freya was happy to demonstrate...
Onward! Only fifteen more to make!