Last Saturday was a beautiful day, so we decided to pick up the boys and take Dakota to the dog park. It's very important that puppies be socialized and what better place to meet other dogs.
When we arrived, it was quite muddy. We picked our way through the park to the west end where it was relatively dry.
Here is hubby, Brandon and Jordan heading west with Dakota. There weren't many dogs in that area, but as soon as they realized a puppy was present, they made their way to us. There were two dogs there that really wanted to play with Dakota, but he was very leery of them, as they were really hyper dogs. Above, one of them is chasing Dakota. Notice his tail is between his legs. However, it wasn't long before he made friends with a lab/border collie mix and she was ready and able to protect him. With a snarl, she sent the other dogs packing when they bothered him. Dakota and her had quite a time just getting to know each other.
It was a pleasant time for all of us and we plan to take Dakota back to the dog park soon. In the meantime he's made friends with a mastiff who walks by here all the time. That dog is huge, but they like each other and always seem to enjoy each other's company.
I hope you enjoyed coming along to the dog park. ~Blessings, Mary~