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Kapena finally likes the beach!

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DaHawaiianDS
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Tell us about yourself: Proud owner of Kapena (DS), Shorty (Senior Dachshund), and Ember (dsh cat)

Kapena finally likes the beach!

Post by DaHawaiianDS » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:43 am

We took a stroll through the forest to play at the boat ramp behind our house. Some of you might remember my worry that he was so adverse to water, hated the pool, baths, the hose, and rain. I thought it was life's big joke that I named a dog that hates water Kapena which is "Captain" in Hawaiian. But guess what! He just needed to do a little growing! I'm glad we didn't force him, it's great watching him build his confidence! He had a blast digging in the sand, too!
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Proud Pack Mama of Shorty (Doxie, IVDD Senior), Ember (DSH Dilute calico once feral), and Kapena (DS puppers, snarky back talker extraordinaire)

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Location: central MD

Re: Kapena finally likes the beach!

Post by TimL_168 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:49 am

Looks like he's having a blast!
Tim L.
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DaHawaiianDS
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Tell us about yourself: Proud owner of Kapena (DS), Shorty (Senior Dachshund), and Ember (dsh cat)

Re: Kapena finally likes the beach!

Post by DaHawaiianDS » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:49 am

I edited the video we took. Here's a link to it. The pics don't do it justice, he went nuts!

https://goo.gl/photos/5L3yHXko7RBQ5eqi7
Proud Pack Mama of Shorty (Doxie, IVDD Senior), Ember (DSH Dilute calico once feral), and Kapena (DS puppers, snarky back talker extraordinaire)

TimL_168
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Tell us about yourself: I am: a father of 2 boys, a carpenter, hunter, runner. We have extensive experience with sled dogs, shepherd mixes, a wolf hybrid, and our current dog a 95# long haired Shiloh Shepherd. We added Endeavor in April 2016. She was not working out in HRD. I train for game recovery and general utility.
Location: central MD

Re: Kapena finally likes the beach!

Post by TimL_168 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:46 am

Awesome! I thought your last still shot caught his emotional state pretty well! My Shiloh shep. plows her head under water( like Kapena did to the sand), splashes up, then bites at the splashes! En(now 2) just finally agreed to go in deep enough to get her but wet.
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Re: Kapena finally likes the beach!

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:55 pm

that's great !! mine love the water, Sadie would stay in all day if she could.
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Re: Kapena finally likes the beach!

Post by Joxgirl » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:33 pm

Looks like fun. Enjoyed your video.
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