Because mine can!! 😉
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!
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.
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!