We've been reading up and apparently it's best to expose a puppy to as many different experiences as possible while they're young and impressionable. This afternoon we took Billie to the beach – her first time. It was so funny watching her negotiate the soft sand, pick up seaweed and sea sponges and then tentatively enter the water.
We are blessed with the most beautiful coastline, I'd forgotten how nice it is at the beach, a mere 20 minute drive away. Even though it was warm, it was overcast so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Overall, a very rewarding experience – for Billie – and me.