- Badger prefers toys over other dogs. The entire time we were in the indoor area, he stayed in a little corner playing with "his" toys (actually the daycare's toys) and ignoring the other dogs.
- Mushroom, on the other hand, is a social butterfly. She was very good with the other dogs, sniffing them politely and not getting in their faces.
- Badger has learned a wicked good "drop it" command. At one point, Badger and the scruffy brown/white dog (who I believe was named Zoe) were tugging at the same toy and growling. Zoe's person came over and said "drop it" (directed at Zoe), but guess who listened?
- Mushroom was pulling on her leash as we went in, but before we left, the staff at the doggy daycare had everyone leash up their dogs, and Mushroom didn't pull at all. Maybe she was tired, or maybe she figured these dogs weren't a big deal anymore.
- Given the choice, neither Badger or Mushroom will jump in a kiddie pool. Since we hadn't brought towels with us, this was actually a relief.
The main thing we will be working on before going back to play group this month (we are invited back, right?) is a solid recall. And for that, we have a big pack of hot dogs.
|The crowd at the bar|
|Tiny Badger next to the enormous mastiff|
|Badger stands watch over Mushroom. They are siblings, after all|
|A spot of light gives Badger a Rottweiler makeover|
Is your dog a social butterfly like Mushroom or the awkward kid in the corner by himself like Badger?