Now for those of you who don't know, the Back Pack has been an on going challenge to get a picture of all four of them together. With Brut being such a bossy pack leader and major issues with food it has been a slow work in progress. The three dogs, Fiona, Silver and Zappa are all cautious when food and Brut are together, but especially Zappa. So getting him in close is pretty difficult. I started by working with them in pairs in the house over the spring and summer for our yogurt breakfast, then gradually let them mesh at their own comfort levels all together. We still practice this and the results are getting amazing!
So I decided to up the ante a bit and try it outside. Here's the results of three different days at least 2-3 days apart. The first two days I used dry kibble and the third day with yogurt.
First shot, everyone w-i-d-e spread. So wide even Zappa (by lawn chair) was in shot.
Now were coming together.
Brut is so relaxed he decided to lay down.
Then so does Fiona and Silver
and Zappa. And this is the closest he will get for this day.
Final shot for this day: all a little bit closer.
Zappa is still far out, but look, everyone else is closer to him!
All four dogs lined up!!
It's been a pretty amazing journey so far and I really hoping to get some good shots for Christmas cards. :) We'll see!