Emma has had a super week.
We took her to the lake again, and she sported a harness with a 30 foot lead attached. We also had a 10 foot lead attached to her flat collar, just in case. She was super, except, that again, as tight as we had her harness (without choking her), she slipped it. We also had a 10 foot leash attached to her second collar, just in case. She's a houdini, this one. That said, she has superb recall, and we didn't have to worry once, escpecially with the second lead on. We did put her harness back on and she didn't mind a bit. We know she loves to explore, but she has never left our resident GR, Rudy's side (RAGOM knows what they teach). That said, we still have a trailing leash attached when we aren't fenced in.
Emma went into the water! She followed our resident Rudy in. Although she was quite shy, resident Rudy talked her into it. At first, she sort of rolled over, but when she found her feet, she stood for quite some time. We were sitting on the dock, just letting her get used to things. Finally, after about 20 minutes of soft encouragment from us, and Rudy circling and showing the way, she started to wade a bit. It was so cute! She didn't swim, but walked around and she seemed to enjoy the cool water on her body. After that, she had a spa treatment of combing and brushing to avoid mats.
Emma gives the sweetest golden kisses - so gentle - and really just wants to be near you. You will love her! Here is a picture of her in the recliner:
Happy Independence Day!