Buddy has been kind of a jerk on our walks in the neighborhood (leash aggression) so I thought, what better time to dump him right in the middle of it. Sink or swim, you need to socialize!
Holly and I took him and Harry to my favorite off-leash dog park, Magnuson Park. It has a big broad walkway through the marshes to get to the edge of Lake Washington. It’s a free-for-all of dogs the entire length of the walk with every type of dog you can imagine, in singles, twos and big packs with their dog walkers.
And then the trail ends at a broad beach at the edge of Lake Washington. The dogs go nuts when they see the water and realize they can just jump in. Bliss.
Buddy would run out to greet every dog and run back to me to me to check in. He did so great, maybe I can even cancel the Growly Dog class.