As I get ready to bring kaiser to a summer kick off festival at the waterfront, full of food, music, goodies to buy, and tons of people, it reinforces my friends' opinion that I'm a crazy dog person and can't go anywhere without at least one of my furbabies.
Now, I'm not complaining. I love being a crazy dog person. Heck, I'm all for well trained, well adjusted and socialized dogs. Yes kaiser has some funky aggression thing going on with male dogs right now... but even in crowds like the one we will be in today I can succesfully manage the response and take every opportunity to train when possible. Hes actually improving too.
At any rate, it got me wondering. At what point are we going overboard with our dogs? Is there a point? Yes, continued training is always essential, but do we REALLY need to take the dogs every where they are allowed? We go to home depot and lowes just because. We find dog friendly restaurants. We go to the farmers market. Etc etc etc.
Is there a line where enough is enough?
I've discovered that I find great joy in showing off Kaiser. Its not just being able to be out and about but its that we can be advocates for the breed.
Maybe in my case, since i dont have many dog activities at my fingertips, I'm finding ways to compensate.
What about you? What do you think?
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