So, let's do some more catching up, shall we?
I'm going to jump ahead a few weeks, to the weekend of 05/22/10.
Mot and I decided it would be a good day to take Sam to the lake.
It's a city park, and leash laws apply, but the side of the lake we go to has no trails anywhere near it. It's all overgrown and covered with weeds and such. The perfect place to take the dog, let her play in the water, and not worry about complaints.
She did really well watching and obeying voice commands, visual commands, etc. For being the first hunting dog we've trained....it's been fun and she's doing really well.
After we were through wearing her out....I mean, getting some training time in, we took a walk around part of the lake.
She fell asleep in the back of the Jeep almost immediately.
Mission complete. :-)