I took Trout with me up to Chattanooga last Saturday to check out the market they have set up along the Tennessee River to see if I want to participate. I don't. Its way too hard. I was a little worried about taking Trout because she doesn't like little children - and by that i mean three feet tall or less - and she can also get aggressive towards other dogs when she is on a leash. V and I decided to split the dogs up for a while because their pack behavior was bad on Halloween night -they rushed the door anytime someone knocked and we couldnt make them get off or sit or do anything. So I took Trout and he kept Koby and we are working on having them stay seated when the door opens and waiting for a command to go through the door.
Trout also needs more socialization. She is free to roam around these woods and come and go as she pleases. She is not often on a leash and not often around lots of people. So when I arrived at the riverfront to find thousands of kids competing in a regatta I was concerned. There was so much activity and noises and food vendors and other dogs that I thought the day would be a drag of behavior management. But no.
Trout was excellent! She was charming. She was chatty. She was a ham. She climbed up the bleachers to look cute college girls in the eyes. She was given some steak jerky by a vendor which resulted in much "circus" behavior, barking and spinning. Trout the personality parade!
It was a beautiful perfect day too. A very pleasant way to spend a saturday afternoon:
|from the pedestrian bridge|
|moonrise over one of the TVA lakes on the way back to Georgia|