It's buried and rather than dig it up...
One thing I noticed...when all of you posted your pics, it seemed as though it was your dog and yourself. No other dogs around.
Beautiful scenery not ventured by others? ???
The pics I posted of Zoe...she was also alone on a long strip of beach, but that's because we get there at 6:30 a.m. and leave at 8:00 am.
By 7:45, the beach is full of dogs.
Was wondering if you meet other people/dogs on your walks.
and for those of you with acres upon acres of untouched land where your dogs can romp and play. .... :P ;D (envious)
Linda and Zoë, the Umlaut
At my friend's farm, she has two dogs of her own that run and play with mine.
One day a week when we go out to the of leash area a few of my friends meet us! Some weeks we will have 4 or 5 dogs- others maybe just a couple- either way Sammi has a good time. If no one comes along we will always run into others with dogs! Luckily we have never had a problem with agressive dogs, Sammi loves playing with any dog she meets! ;D
Linda, you know Angus and his stranger danger. : I have to watch very carefully whenever we are somewhere, and reel them in if we see peeps or dogs. He would probably be fine, but I just don't like to take chances, especially with other dogs we don't know. :-[
Like today, we went to Winter Park. Constantly scanning for "interlopers." A guy came around with his Westie off leash. Cute little dog, but didn't want to risk one of the boys taking it for a tumble. So they got to practice their stays until the Westie left. They were tired anyway. :P
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
Sam goes for a walk in the off leash park everyday. It isn't fenced in and has a fresh water creek running through it. She has a great time chasing squirrels and other little creatures and the occasional deer. We actively discourage the deer chasing, but sometimes she sees them first.
We don't run into that many dogs there. I'm not sure if it's because it's not fenced or if people just don't know it's there. Sam will occasionally play with another dog but she's pretty much take it or leave it with other dogs. It's the humans she loves. Humans carry food.
I think it's also because when we first got her she played a little rough with the other dogs, so we discouraged her getting carried away.
I often meet a woman at a park with 2 goldens and we walk with the dogs off leash before work. We have a nice chat session and the dogs have a blast. Also, a neighbor down the street has a fenced in yard and 2 labs and he goes there to play from time to time. I never just let him run up to another dog. I see people and dogs and he is back on leash!
I just posted one area of the dogpark that we go to. Here's what the rest looks like:
We go every thursday morning. There's a crew of regulars that are always there, so I know who will be there. It's usually about 7 dogs on a slow day, if all the regulars are there, about 11-12 dogs.
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
Looks like we have a new challenge for the cameras. HK and I meet up with Hunter and Duke almost every Saturday morning at the river park. This week, we went up today also and guess who we found. I have decided on the new camera, not sure when it will actually be purchased. I'll see what I can do this week. HK may get an extra trip on Tuesday. She goes in for surgery on her teeth on Wednesday.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
The Nature Preserve that Puff and I walk in every morning is also used by other "doggers" but we don't regularly meet them early in the day. We may meet another dog on average maybe once a week or every 10 days.
As soon as we see one, I clip Puff's leash back on.
If the owner says his/her dog is friendly, I ask if they want to let them play and when the answer is yes, take Puff's leash off. We sometimes meet a couple dogs I know are not friendly so the leash stays on until we pass those.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
Mine have off leash running twice a day, if I come along a dog we don't no I call them in and put there leads on.
But they have a total of about 25 dog friends who we can meet at any time when out walking so they are used to socialising.