Hi everyone Kyko will be 16 months on the 10th Nov, and we have just taken him away for his 1st weekend break. Just had to post, as it was so successful. On the way there he settled really well in the car even though we hit bad traffic which stretched the journey from just under 2 hours to closer to 3, which in itself is a massive achievement as it took him a long time to be comfortable in the car, he even slept part of the way which is practically unheard of. We got into the caravan & that was the first disaster, very dark at this point & due to a mix up he got out of the door & bolted (our fault) straight for a cliff! Luckily he got distracted by a scent before he got to the end of the cliff so we managed to get him back relatively quickly & with no harm done. The next day we went for a walk along the cliff path & he walked so well, usually in new places he can pull a bit on the lead, but was very good here. Then we went to a hydrotherapy pool for a fun swim! He had a blast & took to the water so well he even got his life jacket off for the last 5 mins of the session. He absolutely loved it & we had sore faces from the smiles on our face. Now we are going to try and do the journey once a month at least to let him continue this. After he had a good rest we took him for his first ever go to the beach. He wasn’t particularly good on the steps down to the beach, mainly as we kept meeting other dogs & he is very over excited by dogs (work in progress), once onto the sands we put his long line on & once the initial excitement had faded he had great fun digging in the sand. Once he got down to the water he was so happy chasing the waves in & out he didn’t even seem to notice there were dogs near him! Although on yesterdays trip to the beach I ended up having an impromptu paddle in the North Sea it was a really, really good weekend away & won’t be the last time we go away with him. Sorry for the long post, but I was just so pleased overall with his behaviour & the way he settled so well into a new place.