Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Beach Trip - Part 2


Luckily for us, there were no other visitors with dogs, and not many other visitors, therefore we got the whole beach to ourselves without any worries!!!

Get ready for ............ Offleash beach fun!!!!!

We were at first quite worried about going off-leash with Eva since she has a pretty unreliable recall. 
However, I brought some tasty treats along with me and made sure she knew that I had them so whenever she came to me, she got her share! 95% of the time, she stuck very close to us, although once, she ran off with a jogger on the beach (but then came back in the end!). 

Let's start with a game of frisbee!!
Got it!
Playing with Rosie
Hmmm....I wonder what seawater tastes like?

My conclusion? Seawater is salty and now I'm thirsty!

But why worry when life is great?


Okay! I'm going in now!

Woops...I think I've gone in too deep!

Might as well have fun since I'm in here already!

Kinda wet!! Woopsies!

Still not tired!!!!!



As you can see, by the end of the day, Eva started to love the water! She went crazy for it!!! Here's a funny video for you :)

She's our brave little pup!
On the first day, she was terrified of getting her little feet wet! Getting her that deep is an accomplishment!

21 comments:

hero said...

Those are some super nice pics of Eva and Rosie... the sea is quite rough during this time but Eva is such a brave girl. I bet the next time you're there, Eva will be swimming in the ocean ;)

Licks, hero

Sara said...

What wonderful, fun photos! Eva clearly got over any fears of the water.

I left you a comment on my blog, but copied it for you here too:

Here is a link to all the information about Relaxation Protocol:
http://www.dogscouts.org/Protocol_for_relaxation.html

I always have oreo sit on his "mat" during the exercises. This really lets him know that "oh yea, we're doing this relaxing thing now." You could use a towel or a blanket.

If it is easier for you to listen to the tasks, rather than read them off a piece of paper, hear is a link to some mp3 versions:

http://championofmyheart.com/relaxation-protocol-mp3-files/

It only takes us about 5-7 minutes a day. Might be harder for Eva, because she is still quite young.

We've done 17 sessions now, and Oreo really seems to like settling and relaxing for those 5 minutes.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

More awesome photos of Eva at the beach! I am so jealous! Good job with her recall - so glad to hear she could enjoy the beach off-leash!

Bocci said...

Great pictures and video! Someone's very talented :-)

Your buddy,
Bocci

Caren Gittleman said...

OH MY! How I enjoyed this!! I have the biggest smile on my face!
Your photos are just beautiful! The one with Eva looking like she is going to drink the sea water kind of looks like she is looking at her reflection.
Where did you find such a wonderful water container for her? I would love to get one like that.
My husband and I were marvelling at your video and Eva's antics. Shelties play in such a cute and clownish way. My husband said "If I didn't know I would think that was Dakota".
I soooo enjoy your photos and your videos and your entire blog!
Thanks so much for sharing Eva with us!

Erin and Co. said...

Wow! It looks like she had a blast!!

Kerry said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful girl! I especially love that last photo- her coat is just stunning, what a pretty pup. :)

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Hi Priscilla - I was just making a list of everyone who is participating in the training challenge and I wasn't sure from your comment if you wanted to do it or not? No pressure, I just didn't want to leave you out if you are in - :)

Remington said...

Oh Eva, I wish I were there to play with you! We would have a GRAND time!

Diana said...

Eva looks like she had a wonderful time! And you took great photos! Diana

houndstooth said...

It looks like she had a great time!

Emma Rose said...

That video was an absolute joy!

Kisses,
Emma rose

AC said...

Pure fun! Every one of your shots captured the day so well. I especially like Eva's play bow and the shot of Eva and Rosie running together. I need to plan a beach trip soon!

the booker man said...

grrreat pictures of miss eva and miss rosie, and i l-o-v-e the video of miss eva doing zoomies in and out of the water! she looks so super duper happy to be at the beach with ya'll!! good job going in the ocean, miss eva!! :)
*woof*
the booker man

pee s -- me and asa and mama are having funsies picking out stuff 'n thingies for your surprise pressie. heeheehee.

Sharper said...

Great pics! That video is so funny! Eva runs out and immediately gets back out of the water. lol Too deep! So glad she had a blast!

Lian said...

WOW, Lucky Eva got to go on holiday on the beach, lovely pictures! Wish we could join you for some fun

RYKER said...

Fabulous Photos and what happy girls!
Looks like your Beach Vacation was a big hit!

George the Lad said...

Great Pics and you got to go off leash well done. How do you keep your fuzz looking so good for the pic's? It looks like you know how to pose for the pic taker
See Yea george xxx

Little Miss Jada Kiss said...

You're a lot braver than me! I am not a big fan of the water and when we go to the lake, I make sure not to get too close to anything that would lead to me possibly getting wet!!

Dawn said...

Hey there! That beach stuff looks like so much fun! Eva is beautiful!

Melf said...

As soon as I saw the title of your blog on Blog Hop Saturday I knew I would have to check it out! I have a Sheltie too, named Jasper. He is quite a character too.

Eva looks a lot like my first Sheltie. Simply gorgeous!

I don't know if Eva chases the waves at the beach, but my Jasper does. Here's a link to a post I did on a dog park on the Mississippi River. It has some videos showing him herding the waves. People just stand back and watch him sometimes because he is so crazy!

So glad I found your blog!

 
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