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Old 07-12-2012, 10:48 AM
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I took Squash to the big dog park for the first time today. It's a lovely park, several acres of wooded river bottoms next to the Mississippi. We've been working hard on staying close, attention, and recalls in preparation and he could not have been a better boy.

Setting out.


Recall practice.


SO MUCH TO SEE


I discovered he has one of my very favorite off-leash characteristics... if he wanders too far ahead, he'll stop and "check in" and if I'm not in sight he'll come back to find me. I'd like to take credit for training that, but I suspect it's just how he is.


Happy recall practice.


omg an albino deer... no wait, it's just Squashies.


I was not practicing recall, he had wandered down a side trail and then came back to find me. <3


A great majority of his time was spent in this position.


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Old 07-12-2012, 10:51 AM
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Down at the big water... his ears are killing me here.


WATER IS FUN


Checking in.


Goon throwing a stick for himself.


omg he came to rest for a moment


Here he's running off to play with another dog


And here he's recalling out of playing with that dog. SO PROUD.


Fallen tree is no match for Squash


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Old 07-12-2012, 10:52 AM
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He's such a happy boy, love the look on his face haha. And good job on the recalls!!
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:53 AM
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He is just such an amazing dog. Every time I try something new with him, he just blows me away. <3
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:55 AM
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He looks so dang happy!
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:33 PM
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That looks like a beautiful spot and he has the best goofy happy grin ever
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:40 PM
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He's such a goober butt lol. I love him! And I have to say that's my favorite offleash trait too. Followed closely by the herding breeds tendancy to just orbit around vs traveling straight and back lol.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:13 PM
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That looks like a fun place! And Squash is fun to watch!
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:23 PM
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In some of those he looks like a giant Bull Terrier! lol Great photos, what an awesome place to hike!
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Good boy, Squash!

I wish we had a park that nice. Looks like a ton of fun!
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