I came home one night to find Dante had learned how to jump over a fence.
Not in the heart-stopping, scare-me-to-death way of jumping a yard fence, but just a little fence set up in the backyard. :) Lars and Sarah had been training Anja, and it turns out Dante will do anything for treats (more than I thought, anyway!). Plus I think a healthy dose of competition helped too.
Previously I hadn’t pushed it with him, because 1) I don’t necessarily want to encourage him to leap where he can’t see (as in onto counters or over the side yard fence) and 2) We’ve worked through so many issues as it is that I didn’t push it with him when he displayed a fear of obstacle courses.
So when I came home to him doing this, I darn near lost it. And then I grabbed my camera.
Anja is awesome at it too! She might not look as graceful/natural, but Dante is built more like a deer so it just looks right on him. Plus she made us laugh harder.
The one with the training treats in his pocket is always the most popular. Dante never fails to sniff them out!
Oh, the floppy ears!
Probably the funniest part was the way he kept looking at me while he was jumping, as if to say, “What am I doing this for, exactly?”
It looked something like this:
And that is why I love being a dog mama.
P.S. I think next time we’re going to have to put on his Super Dante cape! :)