Part of our role is not as easy - taking him out into the world and helping him learn to navigate it. This week, I took him out onto our land at about sunrise a couple of times. Hachi loves a schedule and predictability so this totally new event stretched him. He was a bit scared when we first headed out. It didn't help that bears have been around so he certainly smelled them.
I worked with him, helping him to be confident despite the novelty of being out with me at sunrise. We practiced some recalls - which he loves. He seemed happy and goofy by the end.
We also do our best to find quiet places where he and his sister can play together. That's been a much bigger challenge in this pandemic which seems to have made everyone take up hiking. We need a cloistered spot so that Hachi doesn't spot a stranger in the distance. We succeeded this week, which makes us smile. They are so happy when romping and playing together.