We have been enjoying some mellower temperatures at Myakka State Forest the last two days. Today has been a rainy one but still nice enough to work from our ‘patio’ which consists of a folding table, folding chairs, and the trailer awning supplying protection from the rain.
We have stepped up our game with the dogs as well. Besides regularly exercizing them with the Bike Tow Leash we are also working on some different training regimens like Sit and Down. One neat thing we started doing was making snacks with their Red Kongs.
The ASPCA website was where I first learned about doing something beyond simply sticking some treats in there. They recommend putting a high value treat in first and then filling a mixture of dry and wet food and sealing it all in with some peanut butter. Needless to say Dazey and Enzo took to them like dogs and Kongs. The problem was they were getting all the food out in just a few minutes. The ASPCA recommends that if that happens then you can freeze them so it takes a little longer Today was the first day we did that and it took them a bit longer to get all the food out. Instead of 10 minutes now it takes 15 minutes…
We are enjoying the warm winter in Florida a little while longer and have moved down to Myakka State Forest near Venice, FL. It is a primitive campground again which means we have to bring in everything we need and take it all out. The fee is $10 a night with a maximum stay of 28 days. Neighbors have been nice and quiet so far and town is close enough to get things as we need them but far enough away that we don’t hear it at all.
This fulltime RVing thing isn’t all roses and sunshine. Sometimes mother nature reminds us that we are just temporary passengers.
Case in point: The other night we had some rain and wokeup to a bit of flooding. Luckily we are not on the ground and everything in the trailer is dry. We also learned from the last time we got a lot of rain and picked everything off the ground that would get soaked before the rain got too crazy.
We love our dogs and we love to exercise. However we have been trying to train our dogs to be better on the leash and it can get very tiring when walking them.
Recently we had a great training session with a local Orlando dog trainer, Heather of Think Alpha Dog … Contact Heather … 407.922.0285
. One of the devices she recommended was the Bike Tow Leash which simply attaches to your bike and lets you exercise your dog while riding your bike. You can buy these on Amazon – Bike Tow Leash (Disclosure – If you click this link we may get paid some change by Amazon).
As you can see in the video the dogs love running with them and bike handling is very solid.