Another morning in Bronson Canyon

March 26, 2010 at 7:20 pm 4 comments

I brought my clicker and treats but the distractions were too much! Boogie pulled this way and that way; he wanted to stop and sniff and pee on everything. His recall was maybe only 50% effective. Oh well, I let him go. I let him take me where he wanted to go…

To the Bat Cave…

There were several people in the cave discussing camera angles (film location people?). Boogie didn’t pay them any attention; he was busy sniffing everything in sight.

Boogie insisted on trudging up every steep and narrow uphill trail that we saw. (Sorry Boogs, your mom HATES steep and narrow trails)

And then there was the furry little critter that disappeared into this bush…

“It’s around here somewhere. MUST FIND IT!”

We saw a couple of dogs on leash but they were far enough away that Boogie just stood and stared and didn’t react. Then turned his head away and followed me.

When we were on a narrow winding trail, we came face to face with an off-leash dog who headed straight for Boogie’s butt. “Don’t worry! He’s friendly!” the dog’s owner called out. I hate it when people do that. It’s always about their dog first isn’t it? There is no consideration for the other dog.

“MY dog isn’t friendly” I replied. Too late, Boogie turned and growled. “Oh, sorry” said the other dog’s owner.

All in all, it was a nice walk in this lovely warm spring weather.

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Entry filed under: Outdoors.

Anal gland expression A good example of different training techniques: When a dog jumps up.

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Barbara and Daisy  |  March 26, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Sometimes a dog has to do what a dog has to do! Good for you realizing it is, after all, HIS walkies! 🙂

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  • 2. Allie  |  April 12, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Lili –

    Your drawings are awesome! Would you mind if some of them were included (with attribution and the URL of this blog) in a doggie adoption folder for the animal rescue I’m involved with? (Broad Shoulders in Chicago.)

    Reply
  • 4. Alex V  |  June 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I feel you on this lili. People disregard leash laws at my local state park in NorCal. We encountered a very friendly exuberant dog on the trail once, and the owner gave me so much sass when I asked her to please get her dog away. Urgh

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