06 September 2011
come walk with me & my action puppy
One my favourite things to do each day is take my action puppy for a walk, run, jump, climb, sniff & gallop.
Meet Khan, our much loved 3.5 year old German Shepherd.
Sometimes it's just a trip around the block . . .
other times a long bush walk . . .
then cross over to the reserve to spy on kangaroos.
I keep him on a lead as there are rabbit baits & he's prone to chase birds & butterflies!!
Yesterday we took Khan for a big walk around Lake Burley Griffen . . .
he is so good with other dogs (as in the non lunging/ barking/ attacking kind of good) & he's a hit with mums with prams!! So many families say they don't have a dog, so we make time to stop & let their children have a good look at our huge puppy. I have always taught our children to NEVER pat anyone else's dog, you just don't know them & i never encourage small children to pat our Khan, it's just not worth the risk, anything can frighten a child or startle a dog to react unpredictably, including sticky fingers which might get chomped on.
Big dogs don't always get a good wrap (MANY for good viscious reasons) but our children have not had a minute of their lives without a German Shepherd in it, we have had beautiful experiences, raised them with love & control. We never put our children in danger (they were never left alone or unsupervised) but we do put a lot of trust in our puppy. When our children get heavy enough, they can start taking him to the park with them, right now he can pull all of them over, he's just too strong.
Then he's back home on his heated sheepskin bed (inside at night in Winter) after a satisfying day out. Best way to exercise, fresh air, happy quiet puppy at home & friendly way to meet your neighbours. Love Posie