Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dog Park Fun!

We took Oscar to an off-leash dog park for the first time today. It's a great park with a lot of room to run around. A bunch of dogs and their owners congregate around the entrance of the park where the dogs play, and then there are walking paths and fields where dogs can just roam around and explore.

Oscar did pretty well. The only issue we had was recalling him when he ran too far off without us. We'll have to work on Come outdoors to try to get him come to us reliably when we call him. Of course we want him to run and play in the park, but we also want to be able to keep an eye on him so that he doesn't get into any trouble.

We were out at the park for almost an hour. Even though it was snowing a little, it was pretty mild and there were a lot of people and dogs there. Oscar got to run around quite a bit and socialize with a lot of dogs. I was really impressed with how he politely said hello to other dogs. That was a skill that we had worked on in puppy class and he did very well with it today.

We plan on going once a week, if we can. It's a good place for him to burn off some of his puppy energy. Usually when I'm busy around the house and Oscar is quiet, it means he's gotten into trouble and is eating something he shouldn't be, like my shoes. Today, though, I checked on him when I thought he was a little too quiet and all I saw was this:

And now he's taking a nap.  Hooray for dog parks!

1 comment:

Oskar said...

That looks like a great place to play!

Nubbin wiggles,

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