Hi, so glad you caught up!
I've got a conundrum which has been gnawing at me for awhile.
I'm sure you all know I'm pretty exuberant and love humans to bits.
I am so over socialized with 4 leggers that I just don't go screaming into a dog mix unless there is a human.
Yes my treat radar is on overload and I can sniff out a morsel without any hesitation.
So I guess that's what can get me into trouble sometimes.
You see we reached the park yesterday afternoon around 2pm and headed up the path from the parking lot. The guys were being extra vigilant by steering me away from the swampy mudholes which I think are mighty cool. I guess they don't. We are also concerned about being in the designated off-leash area of the park so I can run and meet other pups. We had just passed a delicious looking brown pool of water and Ron conned me good and held onto Mr. Orangie. I certainly pay attention when Mr. Orangie isn't in my mouth.
As we passed the area, Ron tossed the ball ahead and just at that moment an older couple came walking around the corner. People...treats...let's find out! Boy...big mistake...the lady freaked and the husband started bad mouthing us. Of course, nervousness and chatter just encourage me to be more inquisitive. So no matter of apologies or 'so sorry' helped. Now we are going in to super vigilant mode even in our designated walk areas.
Any one out there have this problem before?
Any handy helpful hints as to what to say?
I so look forward to my park walks and I would hate to upset another couple who don't understand dogs.