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Riley Update!!

Hey everyone!! I just wanted to give a quick update on all the stuff that has been going on with my foster, Riley lately! He is doing so great, I am having such a blast. He really is the sweetest dog I could ever imagine!

Recall Camp: Last Sunday we went to a special recall camp at our obedience trainer's and it was so great! We learned and practiced a lot of great games: hide and go seek, puppy in the middle, restrained recalls, chase me, the collar grab game, and etc. We have been trying them out and its only been a couple days but he is really starting to get it. Plus, he loves the games so he has tons of fun!!

Basic Obedience Classes: He is doing so great here as well! Gone are the days when he spent the whole class yipping at other dogs. Now he is focused, happy, and super excited to work. He catches on quickly and lies quietly in between exercises. One thing he loves a lot is learning "Go Visit," a command meant to work on dogs not jumping on visitors by giving them something else to do. You point at a person and say "Go visit" and he has to run to them and lie down at their feet. He has so much fun doing this and is learning it really quickly. He also loves relationship building games that involve eye contact and touching his nose to my hand - basically he loves everything!

Car Rides: He hatedddd these at first and now he loves them! Whenever we are going fast he tries to catch the cars going the other direction as they pass (I just posted a video of this in the video section last night).

Basically, he is doing so great and I am having such a great time with him! Hopefully I'll have a picture update soon too! Thanks for all the advice and help along the way guys - don't go anywhere because I'm sure I'll need more!!
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Thanks so much for the great update on Riley-I have to go watch the video!
Thank you for loving him!

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Oh and one more thing - I took him this morning to be temperament tested for doggie daycare and he passed with flying colors. He had a good old time romping around with all the other dogs, and I plan on taking him once a week or every other week for some socialization and play time. He was a very happy boy. He was so cute, at first he kept checking the gate to make sure I was still there and if I stepped out of sight he would come running over. But after a while he stopped minding.
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