Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: South Carolina
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Hiking & Dogs
So we have started a new family ritual-every Sunday we pack up and go hiking- my husband, me, Belle & Dora. We have know gone to both offleash and onleash parks and it is a blast. However, I am not sure if it is the girl's differences in personality or if Dora doesn't enjoy herself as much. Isabelle to my surprise stays with us better offleash. I was nervous that she is a take charge, lets go, pushy personality that I wouldn't be able to leave her offleash but she probably stays closer and is less annoying offleash! Dora on the otherhand spends her time running back and forth between all 3 of us checking out what we are doing wanting to be pet, etc. She often gets tired after a few miles. For those of you who walk in a pack setting like this, do you find your havs are the same way?
Dora is extremely excited when we get out of the car running in circles, jumping, but then usually half way thru the hike she paws me which is her signal to pick me up! Not sure if she wants love or to rest for awhile. On the other hand, I try to pick up Belle and she fights me, she takes this very seriously. Not sure if it is just their differences or maybe this is too much for Dora?