It may come as no surprise to Wild Dingo readers to hear me say that Loki is a punk. Ya'll know he's a bad boy disguised as a good boy in training. During Wednesday night's beach class, the trainer asked me to sit him half-way to me during a 600-foot recall, while an assistant held Juno about 50 feet away from me. As usual, Loki bolted out of the trainer's hand as soon as I recalled him, and though he knows exactly how to stop and sit in the middle of a recall, he was p.o.'d that Juno and I walked away from him and that another person was holding Juno. So instead of sitting at my command, he's all "aragggrrrr arrgggerrrr aarggggeeerrr," and half way to me, he made a bee-line toward Juno and punked her out with an unwelcomed pounce and play-bite to her scruff then finished his "recall" to me. Yup. That's why he's a punk.
But I'll bet you didn't know Juno is a punk too. Ya, don't buy that sweet innocent submissive little gumdrop nose act. She is very good at blowing off recalls and being selective with her hearing. But take a look at what she's actually telling Loki during another beach class:
"Hey, pull my finger. The chi-wow-wow is down wind."