We never expected our little group to grow so quickly, but we were so excited to have 20 pooches join us for a Sunday morning stroll. Always wanting to look his best in case he meets his new family, Levi dressed appropriately for this turn-of-the-century park in a dapper bowtie thanks to his buddy Buddy. This view from the boathouse makes you feel like you're not even in the city:
We loved having a mix of great dogs and their owners always working to improve their dogs' skills. With several returning and some new pooches. From Nabi, Maize, and first-time walker Carra:
Returning members Dude and Willie, and first-time walker Rudie.
And little Levi, Red, and newly adopted Ollie:
After our walk we ran into a police officer friend of ours who mentioned that he had seen our group walking, and he was amazed to see so many dogs walking well together without 'starting anything'--especially since so many of them were pitbulls. Hearing this, it is great to know people are noticing and having new thoughts about bully-breeds and that we're also modeling good training behavior. Here are Torre (still perfect attendance!), Lola, and Floyd all quite pleased with themselves.
We also love how the walks are becoming a family event. We have noticed during the first walks it will usually be one family member, but on returning walks people are coming in pairs. Just like adorable Jack with his family.
We love having this group where we have the support to continue working with our dogs.