Saturday, January 1, 2011
Daizy n George got to go for their favourite walk this morning, then I headed out with Darrell and Keegan for some x-country in the afternoon.
There were some really not so nice dogs out there today. Let me tell you that MY dogs are no angels...BUT we work hard everyday and they've come light years!!! If only there was a rule that if you can't recall your dog to you in 1 or at the very most 2 times NO MATTER what they're up to...then really, I don't think off leash privileges are fair to dogs who rush others.
Kee did a great job trying to diffuse their posturing, but I can tell when he's had enough. He's true to his herding instinct and is happy to tell another dog off if he's in his face, by barking back at them if they won't let him leave, which I've got to work on. He had to duck down and around a couple of dogs who were blocking his way, standing there growling and showing their teeth. A large spaniel and white coiffed poodle. What a witch they were as a team. I actually yelled to the owners to call their dogs, because they're being rude.
I'm too old to fall into those traps, but Keegan is only 2 and needs to learn that leaving bullies instead of confronting them, is not only the safest thing to do, but in reality, he's letting them know their behaviour is unbecoming. If they can't be nice, then they'll be lonely.
Anyways, nothing I learn to overcome is ever a waste...if anything it it's just one more trick for my training tickle trunk to share with others.
I also noticed that those irresponsible owners, like Mr. owner of rude who rushed us like a missile, white Shepherd, didn't even give a "shit" for others who use the trails, to pick up his own dog's poop.
It was a great day, just wish some would be more considerate of others or leave their dogs at home. I know that'll never happen...but it doesn't hurt to get the word out there!
Maybe they have an opening for a "dog patrol" :P