It’s been nearly 5 hours since Spencer and I got back from todays walk. He is still crashed out sleeping. Hasn’t pestered me for dinner, to do something with him or anything. He did insist on coming putting the washing on with me and he went out for a pee but as soon as we came back in he went back to bed! It wasn’t even that long a walk, just around the farmers fields, up a little path through a wooded area that led to a dead end and then up another path to where we could see the river but were blocked by a field fenced with barbed wire. Could have gone through I suppose but I had visions of an irate farmer with a shotgun coming after us so we didn’t lol. I half fell down a steep hill to let him have a paddle in a streams since he was so dismayed at not being able to reach it due to being on leash. More fool me, I almost ended up in there with him as he decided zoomies were appropriate.
He wasn’t at his best today. Didn’t want to pay attention to me for the most part and would much rather have been off doing his own thing. He did however offer me some lovely loose leash walking. Nose at knee type. He’s offering this more and more often so it looks like we are slowly getting there with it. I don’t think he’s too happy about this whole having to stay on leash business either. And we’re only two weeks in, we’ve got another 3 months of it yet! I did get some pics of our walk though and it was enjoyable even if he wasn’t brilliant and we didn’t really go anywhere. He kinda spoiled it at the end though. A few people were out playing with their kids and there was a baby in a buggy. There was also a bag (I think) in the shape of a monsters head with a big grinning face on it hanging from the buggy. Well Spencer went bananas at it. I don’t really blame him but it didn’t look good him seemingly barking at the kids.
Anyway, here’s the pics from todays walk. First we went along the path through the farmers fields.
Then we crossed the train tracks. Only at a proper crossing despite Spen thinking we should just head down and investigate.
Onto another path where we stopped to pull a funny face for the camera
And to look at the scenery
Then we found a little path through a wooded area which smelled really nice.
But it led to a dead end so we turned back and went in a different direction. We found a stream.
And Spencer was so utterly dismayed at not being able to go in coz of being on leash that I very kindly scrambled down to it so he could have some zoomies and nearly make me fall in it. He was so happy about being all wet and muddy
One day I shall find the river and he’ll be able to have a proper play in the water. Thought about moving to the seaside but chances are he’d swim out to sea and I’d never see him again.
I’ve realised that this isn’t really much of a training blog is it? It’s more like an “A Day In The Life Of Spencer” blog. With lots of pictures.