Can your dog jump the Mississippi River?

Because mine can!! πŸ˜‰

Dolcezza had no trouble leaping over the Mighty Mississippi! ;)

Dolcezza had no trouble leaping over the Mighty Mississippi! πŸ˜‰

Dolcezza and I spent the beautiful, sunny day at the Mud Island River Park in Memphis. The park, located on an island in the Mississippi River, has a scaled down replica of the river starting at Cairo, IL and ending in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a pretty cool place to visit and offers a ton of great training opportunities. The first one for my labs, of course, being all the water!! Cezza was tempted to take a plunge in the replica river water, but she kept her composure and performed like the service dog that she is, perfect!

Cezza chilling out in the scale model of the Mississippi.

Cezza chilling out in the scale model of the Mississippi.

Several training challenges that we found at the park included children running about playing and splashing in the water, crumbs scattered everywhere from their afternoon snacks, strange floating paddle boats, foreign visitors speaking in different languages that weren’t quite up on the current service dog etiquette, and various wildlife such as squirrels and ducks. Dolcezza handled them all with ease.

Remote stay under a bench near the Mississippi River.

Remote stay under a bench near the Mississippi River.

We had the opportunity to work on heel work with distractions, leave it, and remote stays. I also had the chance to introduce her to a few new and interesting things such as the paddle boats and the monorail.

We had a great visit to the park. It was beautiful outside and I can’t imagine anyone better to spend my afternoon with!

Dolcezza and me in front of the Mississippi River Bridge.

Dolcezza and me in front of the Mississippi River Bridge.

Dolcezza and the MS River Bridge

Dolcezza and the MS River Bridge

MS River Park

“Can’t I jump in the water just once?? PLEASE!” -Dolcezza

3 thoughts on “Can your dog jump the Mississippi River?

  1. She’s beautiful! I love seeing the things you do with your trainees:))) gives me ideas for my guys! What a beautiful day too;))))

    • Thanks, Karen! We did have a wonderful time and with rain in the forecast for the next week I was glad to find something new and exciting outside to take Dolcezza to do. Please post pictures of you and your dogs enjoying new and different things on my blog’s Facebook page for everyone to enjoy and for all of us to get new ideas of fun things to do with our dogs!! http://www.facebook.com/absolutelyridogulous

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