Surf’s Up with the Pups

Just kidding. They don’t swim. A better title would have something to do with the dead crabs littering the rocky beach.

We are so lucky to live in a place where we can regularly find safe places to play with our pups off leash, both in the snow, and on the beach! (But see Monday’s post about how even our Best Dog Park can be a recipe for disaster.)

Here’s Rob with the doggies at Cherry Point.

One more important thing. I recently updated my Reactive Dog Resources page with a new book called The Midnight Dog Walkers. If your dog barks and lunges, or if you’ve ever found yourself timing your walks to avoid seeing other dogs or people (like, say, at midnight?), you must read this book!!

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9 thoughts on “Surf’s Up with the Pups

  1. I love the beach, too. In fact, I have a post about today as well. Ruby is not crazy about water, but will tolerate it as long as she can stay on the sand.

    Ruby is not a reactive dog, but other dogs sometimes react to her. She can be nervous and I think other dogs sense this. We tend to avoid super dog crowded places. If you think this book might help, let us know.

    • It’s geared toward fear-aggressive dogs, but it might make a nice gift for the dogs that react to her! It also explains why aversive training doesn’t work. Any dog can benefit from the positive methods and counter-conditioning. Also, there are lots of stories of dogs behaving badly that all dog parents can relate to.

  2. Gorgeous photos, this really looks like a lovely place to let the dogs run free & have fun! You’re lucky to have places you can do that.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  3. That beach looks fantastic!

    I saw your review for that book on Goodreads and I’m planning on picking it up! 😀

  4. Oh we are totally Midnight Dog Walkers! Shermie, super reactive on leash, not only gets walked at odd time but I take special routes. Thanks for the super cute pics and the head’s up about this book!

  5. Barley’s not interested in swimming, either, but we do love walking on the beach. We won’t be doing much of that for a while pretty soon because we avoid it when there are tourists in town, but walking on the beach is one of our favorite things in the fall and winter.

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