|Winne on the trails this summer.|
We do have one specific dog park though and I'm always a little conflicted when we go. On one hand I want Winnie to be exposed to other dogs, learn to behave nicely around strange animals and people, and really open up for a good old fashion game of chase or fetch! On the other however, I'm confronted with dog owners that have different standards for what "behaving nicely" means. They don't keep a very close eye on their dogs and I sometimes feel like the trip just wasn't worth it that day.
Being a dog parent can be tricky! You see people punish their dogs for the owners mistake, people that just don't pay attention, and then those of us in the middle... that want to share the time with their dog and like minded dog people. We bring toys and have conversations. It can be a really lovely time.
|Winnie at the Bark Park|
|Winnie with her best buddy Miguel. Miguel moved to Texas this summer and we miss him!|
My world would be much happier if well behaved dogs were welcomed to more places and I think more dogs would be well behaved if they weren't stuck in the house all day! But until then, this is what we've got.
Okay... what do you do? Be specific. :-)