So today, we visited for the first time one of the city parks off-leash areas, where dogs can be dogs and people can enjoy them. We have been going to an indoor dog-play hour each week, so that Charlie can become socialized. Today, in the dog park, he was more active and social than he's been in that indoor setting, so we'll certainly return. (He had particular fun with a young and speedy dachshund, racing around the park.)
So - two photos taken afterward, as we joined our fellow Minneapolitans on a Saturday early evening stroll along the Lake of the Isles shore:
The first is looking across to one of the little islands nestled in this lake.
Next, a view of Charlie (that's Peter on the other end of the leash) - Charlie still pulls ahead on the leash despite being in Level Three dog training. He'll walk by my side if I have treats in my hand, but we haven't gotten it to a point of doing so when out on a walk. Nor have I gotten him to stop jumping up on people (including a very tiny but intrepid little girl this evening).