The dog park is always a fun place to go, but it is even more fun with friends. Two weeks ago, Bailie and I headed out to our favorite dog park to meet up with our blogging buddy, Spencer. It was one of the hottest days of the year, so we went early in the day before it got too hot.
This might surprise you, but Mom is kind of a helicopter parent. We don’t get to go to dog parks anymore unless we have at least one other person with us because Bailie likes to take off, and Mom is a wreck when she can’t see her. Since Spencer brought his mom, we were good to go, but we also brought along an insurance policy. Yes, the pink pig, aka, squeaky ball! It came to Mom’s attention lately, that no matter what Bailie was doing, if Mom squeaked squeaky ball, Bailie comes running.
The moment Bailie was off leash, she took off as if she had been shot out of a cannon! She was always way out front, and sometimes out of sight. If Mom got nervous, she squeaks squeaky ball and Bailie came a running. She was then rewarded with a lot of tasty treats. Great way to practice recall and burn calories.
It was hot, there weren’t a lot of dogs because of the heat, we did a lot of walking, and we had a real nice time. Our favorite time to visit dog parks is when they are not too busy, so it was perfect. Thank you Spencer for joining us for a fun outing! Do you ever meet up with friends at off leash parks to play?
I’m co hosting the FitDog Friday Blog Hop with SlimDoggy, and To Dog With Love! Please join us on Fridays to share your fitness stories with others, find new ways to have fun, and new fitness ideas too! Tell your friends to stop by as well – fit dogs are healthier, happier dogs!