Day 60 – June 5, 2023: recalls, park time and leash walking foundations

+ Chai and I started the day with a round of tugging on the bed and then had a tug-and-flirt-pole session on the roof. (See this post for a video.)

+ We had our first session explaining the imaginary line (LLW)1 to Chai!

+ I took Game and Chai to our favorite park and park-officed from there while the dogs enjoyed free time at the park. I love working outdoors and Mexico City’s free wifi is decent here!

Bougainvillea season. I love the color. Stop and take a moment to look up at a tree. Beauty lives in small moments like this.

For the first time e-ver, I used Chai’s informal pup-pup-pup recall cue to call her out of a social interaction with a new dog (at a moment she was about to take a break anyways), and sent her back to socialize some more as a reinforcer. She did GREAT! I’m so proud of her! I then tried her formal recall cue as well and she rocked that one too.

Husbandry

+ “Claws!” and
+ “Brush!”

Social time

Chai enjoyed Zane’s company in the evening. He is quickly turning into a human she is excited to see! I love seeing her circle of friends expand.


(1) If you’re not familiar with the invisible line concept – click here for info about my December class and a micro e-book on different LLW approaches.

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