“That’s what we want more than anything else,” my wife said as we watched the dog chase down a tennis ball.
“We’d love to be able to play fetch with our dog, off leash, in a park – and be able to call him and for him to come running back to us.”
But we were determined that Kodi would have more fun than dragging the rope or just walking with us on his leash.
Christmas holidays came and the pack jumped into an RV and headed south down the West coast.
On Christmas morning we found ourselves walking along a beach with Kodi on his leash, looking out at the Pacific Ocean.
We turned to each other and then did what we thought was impossible just two months earlier: we unleashed Kodi.
It was a Christmas we will never forget.
We threw his yellow ring up and down the beach and each and every time Kodi brought it right back.
We then walked down the beach and Kodi was perfect. He’d walk a short distance from us but would quickly come to our side.
When he ventured too far, we’d call him once, and he’d immediately come running over.
His progress has been remarkable.
We only wish we hadn’t wasted all that time with the other dog trainers.