Morning sessions are the best especially when they are with my dog nephew, Gabe! Yes, I'm officially an "auntie" to this gorgeous boy so I was able to steal him away before the test last weekend. We took advantage of the empty docks around the corner, the beautiful light, and a pocket full of treats to grab a few nice head shots of his sweet mug!
I'm so impressed with Gabe and his humans because together they have accomplished an armful of titles together and to watch them work together is so humbling and so much fun to see. Gabe is a true working dog that just wants to go full power all day long, but at the same time he is such a momma's boy! Even a pocket full of cookies couldn't keep his attention away from mom who was working on the beach around the corner- it was killing him that he couldn't be next to her to make sure she was safe! A true water dog at heart!
The funny thing I've noticed about Gabe is that you can judge your time together by the length of his tongue- the longer it gets the more he's over it. By the end of the session it looked like his tongue was going to hit his knees so I knew that it was time to go. Being the cool auntie that I am I let him go for a quick swim before we got back to work, but I have to remember not to hold both my camera and a 140 lb dog near water. That was a close one!