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Sunday Evening Walk

Sunday, September 14, 2008


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This is the icon that best fits how this evening walk made me feel. There's a new area being developed a couple of blocks from our house. I put the leashes on the boys (dogs) and out we went. Once we actually get into the new area back there I can take the lead off Skittles and he's free.

At a corner, there's an area that works its way down onto a path that goes through some woods. There are mushrooms growing that look like little houses and everything. It's just an overload of smells for the boys. Needless to say, during our time in the woods I try to let them just enjoy themselves ~ and they do!

Once we come back up out of the woods, Skittles still stays off lead. By this time he has the "gigles" out and is just interested in "working." I take this time to practice halts, downs, heels, etc. while still letting him have fun. Since he's a dachshund, his nose is always going. During one stop, Skittles got out in the clover that was over his head. Did I say that Skittles is a MINI dachshund? LOL! The only way I could follow him was to watch the clover moving! He came back out and we continued on.

We started the day with Rally class and ended the day with a wonderful walk. There really couldn't be a better beginning or ending.
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  • CE-CE33
    Hi Liz. Don't you just love those days? Bessie and I went for a nice long walk yesterday and it was beautiful. She's now 6 months old. Wow, how time flies. Give your boys(dogs) a hug for me.

    ~Cecilee
    4611 days ago
  • SPIFFYSMILE
    Hey Liz!

    Love the clover story!

    When I was a kid, we had a miniature poodle and now my mom has a min-pin. It's so funny to watch the small dogs in the snow. The min-pin jumps around in it and looks like a disabled rabbit....hops up and down sporadically. The poodle just wouldn't go out if it snowed. She was born in California and really didn't see snow til she was over 3 years old. My dad used to have to go out and shovel her a spot in the yard just to get her to go out at all!

    Now I have a labrador and she just gets wild in it and runs all over the place. Hmm....size does matter!
    4620 days ago
  • LIVEN2BPINK
    Hey Liz,

    My girlfriend just got a dachshund, 8 months female. She was quiet at first and now is quite the barker. Pets need time and training, and the joy you have of working with your babies shows.
    :) deb
    4620 days ago
  • RAVON27
    It does sound like you had a lovely day. My 2 dogs are still pulling on the leash when we go for walks together. One on one they are fine. I live for the day of fun dog walks with the 2 of them emoticon
    4621 days ago
  • AMBER98
    AAWWW! I love your "boys". I have a 4 month old mini dachshund. Her name is Nalla. We are still working on the walking on a lead. But you know how dachshunds are.
    4621 days ago
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