I’m trying to train our dog to run with me (she’s trying to train me to run more). So far she thinks that we are playing for the first quarter mile or so, tugging on the leash, running back and forth in front of me and sniffing at every drain, tree, hydrant and sign post we come to. Eventually she calms down and gets into a steady pace. We still have work to do but she’s getting better.
We have taken her on a couple of hikes but have been keeping her on the leash for most of the time since it is hunting season and I’m not sure I fully trust her yet. She’s got a mischievous look in her eye. She has made one overnight trip and did great. We let her sleep in the tent and she slept through the night with no problem.
Do you hike or run with a dog? Do you bike with a dog? What kind of dog do you have? Hobo, pictured above is pure American mutt, a rescue that has become part of the family.