(Nissa, Harvey and Pop pose together on the rowboat platform)
Some of the exercises include retrieving a life vest or cushion that is dropped from a passing boat, taking a life preserver and swimming out to a person who needs help then towing them to shore, swimming out to a boat and towing it to shore, jumping off a boat to retrieve a lost paddle and swimming out to a person then towing them to shore as they hold onto the dog's body. This is just a sample of the tasks they learn. We had a blast!
(Tallulah retrieves a cushion dropped from a passing boat)
(Tallulah and Tonto both enjoyed pulling the boat to shore (so did Nissa, no pic))
(Newfie "rescues" his owner Jackie and tows her to shore as she holds on to his pantaloons)
There will definitely be some Labrador paintings coming from our days swimming and training on the lake with our friends. I hope you all enjoyed your summer. Have lots of fun training your dogs!