Hi Janet, thought I would let you know that on a few days off from work this week, I discovered the neighbourhood dog party: happens every morning from 7 to 7:30 a.m. at a neighbourhood park/soccer field.
Now, I was chicken at first to let Rolo off leash as the park is fenced but has large open exits. But for 3 days in a row things have gone fabulously well. He plays like a nut for 10/15 minutes (then I leash him before I'm pushing my luck) and comes right back to be leashed.
Today he did a recall from across the length of the soccer field, at full speed! I would never have had the guts to try this without our training, so thank you. Now Rolo gets a bit more tired out before his day and I'm meeting many dogs and their humans in our neighbourhood.
Maria & Rolo