Saturday, July 31, 2010

Doggy Social with Kira & Murphy

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Last Sunday, we took Lucy to her first doggy social. It was hosted by Carmen, our Puppy Kindergarten trainer, who also runs a separate doggy training program from her home. She has a great off-leash nature walk and a fun fenced in area with agility equipment for the pups to play on.  We convinced Kira and Murphy to go with us, which made the 45 minute drive and the 2 hours of hanging out with the dogs way more enjoyable. I totally stole all of Kira's photos from their blog, thanks for sharing guys! We will have to go again soon!
Me riding in the back with beautiful Murphy and pesky Lucy.  They really weren't too bad together!
Murphy with some awesomely photogenic drool.
Lucy checking out the agility tunnels.  She wasn't too impressed at first.
Andrew and I would call her and try and get her to go through, at first she just kept going around.  Murphy tried to help her some.  By the end of the day, she had it down.  She was running through them looking for treats like it was no big deal.  She even went through some longer cloth tunnels that rolled around.  I hope we can go back again before too long so she doesn't forget.  They also had a lot of climbing agility gear, she loved to climb all over it.  We had to watch her pretty close, we worried she would just jump off the top she was so comfortable!
Lucy sucking up to Kira.  She's good at that.
Somehow Lucy got this idea that if she sits and looks pretty she gets treats.  Sometimes it works.
Game of bitey face with a black lab puppy.
Murphy wasn't phased in the slightest.
They also had a fun pool party going.  We threw treats in the pool, some floaty ones and some hot dog tid bits that sunk to the bottom.  Lucy was a little confused why she couldn't smell where it was once the hot dog went under water, but she started to figure it out.  She was getting her head all the way under there digging for them.  I love the intent look on both Lucy's and Murphy's faces in this picture.
We had a great day hanging out with Kira & Murphy and it was a fun way to wear the dogs out. We will have to do it again soon!

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Le Chateau des fleurs said...

WOW GOOOD JOB! That's a lot of work! They are adorable! I have a golden retriever too :)

Kira said...

We had a great time too. I am looking forward to tomorrow and I'm sure Murphy would be too if he knew what the plan was. I think he might be a little self conscious about his size though... It's not long before Lucy will be towering over him :)