Today’s theme “Don’t Be A Plumpkin” is my summary of fall K9 Kamp.
We feel kind of bad as this Kamp session we haven’t been able to do all the things we should have done. Finally the last week or so we are settling into a routine, but then I’m recovering from my lip fold surgery, so we still aren’t 100% here at Emma’s haunted K9 Kamp. Since many of you have asked, I’m doing well and can’t wait to get my stitches out. Even with our somewhat scattered life the past seven weeks, we are all still the same weight, have kept up our routine and have added some new things that are fun. Mom is finally back to running in the morning too. Her latest injuries have subsided, and she figured out how to get the morning run into our schedule with Bailie and going to the office a few mornings a week.
Bailie has been a huge help in getting even Katie running around the yard. Our chase and wrestle games are really picking up and we love it. Mom doesn’t participate, but since she runs on her own, it evens things out.
Another huge benefit to a puppy is that they have to train all the time and that training involves treats. Mom can’t stand to work with one dog while the others look on, so we are all training together. It is a good refresher for us mature dogs and the best thing is that we ALL get treats. Mom found Zuke’s Minis in wabbit flavor – they are pawsome! They are low cal too. I would do anything for them.
It goes on and on, and the sit, down, sit is a good workout too.
Mom is going to sign Bailie and I up for nose work classes in January, so we are excited about that. Bailie will also give tracking classes a try in the spring. She has an awesome nose. I will keep you posted once we start those classes. Mom says when she takes Bailie out alone after walking Katie and I, she actually tracks where we went. I may get into tracking too, but she will start that with Bailie. To help teach her to track, she has been letting her search for her food, sometimes in the house, sometimes outside. With some bad weather again, we could only get a short video of indoor food tracking. Bailie loves it and it keeps her “on track”. If you know about tracking, this is by no means 100% correct, but to get a video, we couldn’t use a leash, and the track was just for fun.
That is it for K9 Kamp this fall. We look forward to the next installment and hopefully we will be able to have some more fun activities! Have a hauntingly, happy Howloween! Eat all the treats you want as long as you exercise to work them off 🙂