Since I was going through the same routine so often, I started posing the dogs each time. The photo post isn’t just an opportunity to take a picture. It’s also an opportunity to practice that all-important skill, the stay. In a semi-controlled environment (a familiar field with no other dogs or people), it’s a great opportunity to test them with a few distractions but nothing too tempting.
Ojo, as you can see, does beautifully.
(Left to right: Comet, Ojo, Ajax)
I really do enjoy snapping photos just as I give them the “OK.” You get the silliest expressions.
Since we head through the same field on our way back, I thought an “after” photo was in order. It’s coincidence that they sat in almost the same configuration.
And the requisite “OK!” photo.