Arrow pupdate coming in. Thing’s are going great with Arrow. The summer months have allowed us to take him hiking a bunch and get better acclimated to big crowds at farmers markets, art fairs, etc. and he does great in crowds. He definitely gets overwhelmed but he knows to stay close and he’s constantly checking-in with me by giving me a nose bump on my leg.
I think I told you I started taking him to obedience classes and he graduated from level 1 to level 2 really fast and his first time at level 2 he crushed it and made some of the regulars in level 2 look bad. I’ve started taking him mountain biking with me and he loves it soo much. He runs ahead of me like he was born to rip down trails and in fast sections he does really well keeping up with me. Took awhile to get him to stop trying to herd my front wheel but he got the hang of it eventually.
Today was one of the best days we’ve had in a few months because he finally learned how to swim! We’ve tried to get him to swim a bunch at the beach or at ponds on hikes but he never quite got it; once his paws couldn’t feel the bottom he’d freak out and turn around but today, with a little help from me holding him up, it all just clicked and he LOVED it. He’s such a great dog and for affirmation whenever we see our friends who haven’t seen him in a while they all say how much he’s improved and how good he is. We love him to death. Thank you so much for bringing him into our lives.
-M,C, & A