Friday, June 24, 2011

Big FIsh Store

We live very near a huge outrageous outdoor store. It is a huge two story building filled with nothing but everything you could need for outdoor anything. (Did that make sense?)

Our group usually will have this outing a least once a puppy. On this one outing the pups encounter a glass elevator ride, a walk under a water fall, stuffed dead animals (yippee) of all sorts from wolves to turkeys to armadillos to bears. There is also a bridge or two with a pond and an enormous tank full of full size bass and catfish and not to mention the crowds.

I may not be as entertained by the stuffed taxodermy animals but some of the dogs are. We had one dog in particular who was curious about the live fish in the tank and the smells of the animals.

The dogs watched some children play on the target practice. Each target had its own reaction and sound. Halette didn't seem to care.

Halette sitting next to the huge aggressive looking bear.

Here is another dog who was completely into the live fish and the stuffed animals.

Halette midway down the stairs under the waterfall.

Working on stairs with Halette. She doesn't really need it as we live in a two story and she is really good about checking in with us, but it doesn't hurt to always practice. Plus the noise of the water is very loud.

All the dogs did well with the distractions. Halette didn't seem bothered by any of it. Woooohoooo!!!


2 comments:

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Thanks for following me.

My Human knows about the store you visited. A friend of hers took a family vacation one year to visit it. They brought back pictures and talked about it for weeks.

What a great place to get used to distractions!

Y'all come back now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Jess and Glacier said...

That would definitely be a good place to practice distraction work-you never know what the dogs will encounter when out in the working world. :) Thanks for sharing.

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