Helaine made the suggestion. “Let’s take Doppler to the dog park.” It sounded like a good idea. Our town has Basset Park with two fenced in areas just for puppies.
We put Doppler in a sweater and headed out. She doesn’t associate the car with “good times.” We’re trying to change that.
When we got to the park the small dog area was empty.
“They look friendly,” I said staring at the much larger dogs running in the adjoining area. We opened the gate and brought Doppler in.
Skittish? Apprehensive? Fearful? Yes, Helaine was all those things! Doppler too.
Most of the time Doppler kept her tail curled under her body. She was in a defensive posture.
Sometimes even the best ideas fail. We walked back to the car and headed out.