First I had to plead my case to Parker, who was looking forward to sleeping in.
Once I dragged their complaining butts to the beach and took out Skye's new squeaky football, there was a big boost in the motivation department.
The only downside was a group to people with 4-5 dogs who actively avoided me the entire time. Since Parker and Skye play at work all the time, I don't care as much about socializing them when we go on adventures. They meet dogs, we move on. Sometimes my dogs are too intense with their greetings anyway, which we're working on, but I don't mind it if we don't come across dogs all that often.
This was different in that each time we moved closer to where they were standing, one woman would point and they would move farther down the beach. When we did have to pass each other I leashed Parker and Skye and called out a good morning while they frantically grabbed at their dogs to keep them from running over.
Really, it doesn't bother me all that much, but I find it interesting the behaviors human beings are willing to exhibit without realizing how rude or off putting they appear. Still, I'd say we had a great time!
|Parker always finds that his intelligence is being insulted when he has to sit next to Skye for pictures. Not sure why...|
So folks- what is your go-to spot for some special fun times with your pups?