So why the heck are we going on so many?
One reason is that it's good for business. Parker and Skye are very well behaved on walks, and we get a lot of attention for their manners and opposite looks. I can park my car in a more public area, so the magnets with my business info can be seen by more people and fewer woodland creatures. Also, I can occasionally bring up that I am a dog trainer when I'm complimented on Parker and Skye's good behavior.
|See? Packed with people...|
The other reason is that I'm jealous. That's right, I said it. I love seeing all the dog walking groups that other bloggers enjoy so much and darn it, I want to go too! There is only one dog walking group in my general area, and they don't allow pit bulls. Which, ya know, is sort of a problem...
|Art reflecting life... reflecting art?|
In our area there are very few places to go where you know dogs will not be off leash. It's the country- we don't follow the rules. Starting a walking group is definitely something I've considered, but the logistics in this area are tough. Plus, I train all weekend, so my schedule doesn't match up with many others. Instead, I've been walking with some clients whose dogs are leash-reactive, but who have come a long way in the training process. We walk together so that Parker and Skye can head off any loose dogs, and it's good practice.
|Note: The horse is not leash reactive.|
All in all, Skye and I would take an off leash walk any day. Or every day. But it's fun to hit the rail trail every once in a while to see the new art, flaunt my angelic dogs, and help some people socialize in a controlled setting. Now I just need to find 10 other pit bulls to join me!
|First the bow tie, now this?|
|Definitely art imitating life. I think...|