Penny Meets Her Match

This blog is my everyday walk with Pepper who is very excitable. I wonder if all these boisterous puppies are always somehow named with a “P” ?!

Marking Our Territory

Heading to the beach with Eko is easy. He knows the joint like the back of his paw, he romps for a bit, and he has good recall so leaving is a cinch. Heading to the beach with Penny is another story.

My little wrecking ball tears up and down the beach with unbridled puppy joy. For the most part I just have to keep up, but occasionally I have to shepard Penny away from other dogs who don’t share her playful exuberance. Penny still must learn to move on when a dog declines her invitation to play.

I always supervise Penny, but this particular lesson is one best taught through socialization and experience with other pups. Luckily, we stumbled up the perfect teaching partner the other day.
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As usual, Penny rose out of the water with all the subtlety of Godzilla 

Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, dog beach, chicago, adventure, pet friendly, marking our territory

And, as usual, Penny set off a frenzied dash from…

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