As we now only have a small garden, on a Sunday morning I take Rosely to a local dog park to meet other small/medium size dogs. We've been going for abour 3 months now and she has blossomed from being a terrified little dog afraid of everyone and the other dogs to gaining confidence and coming out of her shell.
So I decided that for International Day of the Podenco, Rosely and I would celebrate it in our own way and for the first time I let her off lead to run free. It took quite a while for her to realise she was off lead and leave my side but she gradually wandered away to sniff piles of twigs and nettles bordering the enclosure. It does help that the hawthorn is now in full leaf and the nettles are grown, which adds depth to the sheep fencing surrounding the park.
By the end of the hour, she was watching a group of excitable little dogs playing on and around the A frame. Hopefully next week when her special friend Springer Spaniel Milo may be there, she will be off running with him.