Thursday, February 26, 2009
For Good Behavior
On our way to Maitland for the marathon day of eye and specialist appointments last Friday, we made a stop at Paw Park in Sanford. Waiting patiently at two different veterinary offices isn’t the strong suit of four energetic pugs, so I like to make a pit stop at the dog park before our appointments to let them drain some of that energy to ensure good behavior later in the day.
What I love about Paw Park is that they have a sidewalk that meanders around the outskirts of the park. This makes the park a great place to walk the pugs off leash. When we arrive I let the pugs smell around and meet the other dogs and then we start walking on the path. The pugs follow along, stopping to smell, and I never have to break my stride.
Since I don’t have to stop each time the pugs stop, they have to keep a close eye on me. They don’t like it if I get too far away, so they stop and smell and then make a mad dash to catch back up.
This way they get time to smell around and everyone still gets a nice, tiring walk.