|December in So Cali|
With Jed, I keep a leash handy, and when ever he was slow to respond to "here" request, I would simply go to him, slip the noose type leash over his head, and off we would go. No problems, no hesitancy, no fear.
Today, for the first time, when I told the dogs to "load up," as we were heading to the big field for practice, Jed trotted straight to the truck and got in. Still too small to jump from the ground, he jumps to the trailer tongue, then into the truck bed, and he's so athletic, it appears to be more like stepping. Where it is still an awkward maneuver for Star, Jeddie makes it look easy.
After working the big dogs today, I wondered whether the lessons would hold. I tried it again, and all 3 of my dogs, Jed included, got right into the truck. Lesson learned. That job is done, and it surely makes things a lot easier for me. Good boy, Jeddie!