Last Saturday, Bailie went to the Bryant Lake Dog Park in Eden Prairie. The Bryant Lake Dog Park is one of the Three Rivers Park District off leash parks. Until two years ago, we had yearly passes to their parks, but as Katie and I got older we didn’t visit dog parks much, so Mom quit renewing our pass. We now go several times a year and do pay as we go.
Bailie was at this park when she was real young once. It was really a mess at this park, and the last time we were there, Mom saw a snake, so she hasn’t been back in over two years! Bailie started out her adventure with a quick check of the peemail in the park. So much to take in!
Next Bailie was off. The last time Bailie and I went to an off leash park, Bailie refused to come when called, so mom was nervous as Bailie headed off down the trail.
Practicing recall was one goal of the one on one park visit for Mom and Bailie. After the first time not coming when called, Mom hid. Bailie panicked because she didn’t see Mom, and I wasn’t there for support. From that point on, she did pretty well listening.
The park has really been spiffed up since Mom was there last. Some trees had been cut down and a few pieces were left around the park for dogs to play on. Bailie sat on the first one she found.
Who knows what was going on in the wooded section of the park. Bailie was quite interested in what ever it was and refused to look at the camera.
Bryant Lake Dog Park has a couple good sized hills. Bailie raced up one of the hills and Mom took her photo from below for a fun effect.
The next log they came across, Bailie raced over on her own and posed with her paws on it. This piece was rather unstable, so Mom didn’t want her to try to climb up on it all the way.
It was 81 degrees on Saturday, so after a half hour of racing around the park, Bailie’s tongue was hanging out and looking for water. Mom loves what they have done with the park and said we might go again, but she is still scared there may be snakes around if we go in the summer. She was also happy there were a lot of dogs, but they were in a couple play areas so they didn’t bother her and Bailie doing their walking. It was a fun little trip for both of them.