At Wild Goose Chase, we have fun in the off season! This past June, Shayna Taylor, WGC manager and handler, spent a week at Camp Dogwood with her work dog Penny.
Shayna describes that, “Experiencing a summer camp environment with my dog was an incredible bonding experience! We did a lot of hiking, learned some new tricks, tried out sports like mushing, agility, and nose work, and spent evenings by the fire with some new friends.”
Pictured is their time sheepherding, where Penny got to do what border collies do best!
The “Walk Up”. Penny stays on leash at first while the instructor evaluates how she will do off leash.
Learning some flanks! This one is the “away to me”.
The “come bye”
Learning to “down – stay” is important too! Here Shayna is also getting some instruction off camera.
All done! A little bonding and cuddling after the work is always a necessity.
Photography by Renny Mills
Camp Dogwood (www.campdogwood.com)