Mar 20, 2010

Bandit Has a New Leash ...

and it's 50' long (yes, 50 feet!).  I figured it would be good for training, especially teaching him "come," and since it's bright orange there's no danger of anyone not seeing it and tripping over it.  It just came in the mail today so K and I walked Bandit over to Big Finn park and tried it out.  It's long enough that playing retrieval is definitely doable.  We also let him off leash for a bit when absolutely no one was around.



Bandit met another dog at the park today ... some sort of Springer Spaniel ... a girl ... and her name is ... Bandit!  She's just 13 months old, and they were very sweet together.
On our way home from the park we ran into a woman with a smaller standard Aussie named Shadow (I forgot to take a picture, dangit) and she told us that there's a regular group that lets their dogs off-leash at the park every day at 4 o'clock. Every day there's a group of between 3-8 dogs. This was the first we heard about this so we're excited to get Bandit involved on occasion for some social time.  We haven't take him to Bow Wow Fun Towne lately since I don't want to send him there when the weather is bad.  Once we start having some regular nice spring days we'll get him back over there for some play time on occasion.

I'm going to use this photo as one that gets sent in with his NAMASCUSA registration.  I still need to get a left side and right side photo.

6 comments:

Bella/Dodger/Izzie said...

What a great leash! How fun to get invited to an off leash play time. He'll love that. What a handsome photo you are using for his registration.

Emma Rose said...

We have thought about ordering one of those leashes. Now we know it really works good! Beautiful picture :)

Kisses,
Emma Rose

Priscilla said...

WHAT A DAY!
The leash looks great for training, now all you need are Mr and Mrs Bandit puppies! (just joking). I'm glad you found a group of off-leash dogs! It'll be great to have him make more friends.

K9friend said...

Awwww! Bandit has such a sweet expression in that photo!

Mini Aussie Ace! said...

Oh! We got one of those! I got mine on ebay for like 2$!! What a deal! haha Nice to see they worked well with you! I know Ace just can't wait until we go out to the big parks and try it out! :)

RYKER said...

Great Photo! Whooaaa, that is some long leash dude! Looks like you like to paly with friends as much as I do!
Miss ya Bro!