Bentleigh UnleashedPublished November 29, 2007
We took Bentleigh the boxer to a nearby open field for part of her training session. She did some lovely recalls and down-stays, then it was … play time! “Please. Throw. That. Ball. Now.” There’s nothing like some strenuous off-leash playtime. The typical 20-minute leash-walk around the neighborhood doesn’t come close to burning off the energy reserves in the average dog. You might come home from a neighborhood walk feeling a little taxed but trust me, your dog is just warming up. Young, energetic dogs like Bentleigh really need time off the leash in a safe area to run around, act a fool and work up a good pant. Bentleigh divided her time between the tennis ball and a stick. I just love her joyful face … doesn’t she look like she’s smiling? The best part about pant-inducing play? A tired dog is a good dog!
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