|This and the next: road from Geothermal to the northernmost dirt road|
High time to initiate some serious training. The vibrating collar I bought for Frio seems to work only when he's mildly distracted. I'll see how responsive they are to receiving treats during such encounters.
There were some good points to our morning exploration, though; Willow seems to be getting responsive to a few voice commands: "Come" and "leave it." When I say "come" and simultaneously use the hand and arm gesture to signal the same, both dogs come if they're looking at me. That's some progress. Also, I was able to get both pups to stay beside me while I was taking a few photos with my camera. That's very important for them to learn.
Dr. K will be able to accompany us on our trek tomorrow so the hike shouldn't seem as hectic to me, nor will it be filled with such bad karma as was today's outing.
|This and the next 2: Frio (left) and Willow|
|Which bird is singing atop that distant Torrey Yucca?|
|Zooming in to find out|
|Why it's a Loggerhead Shrike|
|This and the next 2: Frio (left) and Willow heading west on Geothermal Rd.|
|Taken from the western barriers on Geothermal Road|