Barkley made his first trip to the dog park today. We stayed there for a couple of hours and aside from the first few minutes of greeting and sniffing, he was pretty much non-stop running the entire time.
If he wasn't chasing down (or being chased) by one of the boxers, he was wandering around exploring, wrestling or playing with the other dogs. Didn't get to test out his retrieving instinct because he was too busy having fun with the other dogs to notice the ball.
It was definitely nice to see him running off all of that excess energy. If anybody out there with an active lifestyle is looking for an active young lab, I have one for you.