The Barrington dog park is open again! We humans still need to be careful to keep our distance from each other. The dogs are enjoying being able to run and play off leash. Here are Mochi (on the left, with low bow and high tail) and Dudley, happy to be reunited in one of their favorite places.
If you need your dog exercising, with a walk, a trip to the dog park, or otherwise, I’d be delighted to help! Don’t hesitate to contact me.
I hope that all, humans and dogs alike, are staying healthy and safe.
Mochi is “good” in many ways, and at many things. Two of the things she is best at are the related games of take-away and keep-away. One of the highlights of her young life so far combined these games in the Barrington Dog Park.
I don’t have video, or even photos, of that episode. So before describing it, I’ll include a photo of an episode at home involving her stealing Thor’s hammer, which is part of her human brother’s Halloween costume.
Now, to the dog park, where Mochi has taken and kept away many things: water bottles, gloves,… and, recently, a Snickers bar that had fallen from someone’s pocket. She proudly held the Snickers in her mouth, challenging the other dogs to take it from her. About half a dozen dogs took up the challenge and chased her. The chase went on for about 15 minutes.
The chasing dogs were soon joined by about half a dozen people. Perhaps they were afraid that Mochi or another dog would eat the Snickers and be poisoned by the chocolate. Thanks to those people, especially to the person who caught her.
She had not eaten the Snickers, having apparently decided that keep-away is more fun than Snickers-eating. By the way, I am reliably informed that the quantity and quality of chocolate in a Snickers would not be sufficient to hurt a dog of Mochi’s size (48 pounds).
Where would I walk your dog? The simplest answer, and the best answer in many cases is: on quiet streets near your home.
There are many other possibilities. That’s one of the many great things about Barrington. We can discuss what’s appropriate for your dog.
For some dogs, the best exercise is off-leash, and with other dogs. In this case, we will consider the Barrington Dog Park. I take Mochi there most days, and we love the space and the community of dogs and their people.