Monday, February 4, 2008
Take me out to the dog park!!
This week I turn 4 1/2 months old! To celebrate, Jenn and Eric got me a year long membership to the APS Dog Park. According to Jenn, I'm embarking on a new period of my life, where I will have more energy and more endurance. If I don't have a chance to run, run, run everyday, I'll need to get my energy out in other, more creative ways. Hmm, like digging holes in the yard or barking at Big Sandy to play with me (all day long). Jenn has taken me to the park the past three days for about one hour each day. Surprisingly, I have been not so into my usual crazy puppy antics and Eric says I'm "a heck of a lot easier to live with" after each of my dog park visits. I can run without a leash to my heart's content and there are other puppies and dogs there to play with me. The dog park gives me lots of socialization opportunities with other dogs and people, along with burning off my energy. The APS Dog Park requires an "interview" that makes sure your puppy plays well with others. No problem! Jenn says that its important that people monitor their dog's behavior in the park, so they don't bully other dogs and we all can have a good time. Sounds good to me! Check out the APS website for more info on their dog park.