Tug's Final Week

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The last couple of weeks with Tug focused on staying consistent with pack walks, routines and rituals. Controlling and addressing Tugs overly-excited reactions was key too, as this would normally cause him to get into trouble. This is what ultimately caused him to be so misunderstood. My goal was to eventually have him visit a very popular off-leash park, that can very often represent extreme excitement for dogs.

I was very proud of the progress Tug was making, and with the time and effort we had put in to his rehabilitation. That said, I was 100% confident that he was ready for this challenge-- to visit High Park. The Pack and I have been honoured to provide Tug with what every dog should enjoy, and he definitely earned the moment. The pay off for all of us is what you'll see in the video.

Here are some highlights of Tug's last couple of weeks with us

a visit to our friends at Pack of Paws

a visit to our friends at Pack of Paws

meeting new friends and being able to enjoy off-leash time with them

meeting new friends and being able to enjoy off-leash time with them

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we started out with late night park visits, where Tug could get a feel for being off leash in the open space. 

we started out with late night park visits, where Tug could get a feel for being off leash in the open space. 

long nature hikes were part of our daily routine

long nature hikes were part of our daily routine

time at home was spent with the pack, in a calm and balanced environment.

time at home was spent with the pack, in a calm and balanced environment.

you can see how content and at peace Tug is here, with his pack members.

you can see how content and at peace Tug is here, with his pack members.