I am doing something new and would appreciate feedback. Once every few months, and I am not sure how often yet, I am taking each dog in the pack for solo walks with me. I think this really helps with the bonding process, with the need for each dog to feel special (which each dog always is) - just to have that one-on-one time.
This week Buckley had his day alone with me, which was today, and he spent his 90 minutes swimming and hiking, his tail wagging the entire time! I just feel it was a very special time.
All I had to do was rearrange the time of the other dogs today. I will have to go back and bring one out for a later pee and play break, but that is no problem and well worth it.
I would really appreciate your thoughts.
Thanks and have a great weekend!
Janice is the founder of and primary caregiver at Happy Trail Dogs Service. She is also the founder of an arts-related non-profit and worked in the fitness industry for over two decades. She is an artist, editor, writer, and mother of two wonderful women and a glorious lab named Frida.