I’ve been noticing this for a while, but it just struck me: Doppler can’t multitask.
Granted, dogs don’t have much to do usually. It’s noticeable when she’s outside to ‘go.’
We’ll head to the lawn, usually because Doppler has dropped a hint she’s ready. Once we get out there she starts her routine of walking and sniffing until anything grabs her attention. It could be a noise, a car, or someone walking nearby.
That’s it. She’s off-the-scent, literally and figuratively. If I gently tug the leash she immediately goes back to piddle patrol.
It’s one or the other, like throwing a switch. She can’t do both. It’s crazy to watch.
Dogs are so in tune with us we sometimes forget they’re dogs. It’s moments like this that brings it all back into perspective.