The running of the dog

Cowboy is still just a puppy at ten months old.  English Shepherds in general are active dogs, so the need to exercise will always exist with Cowboy.  We feel bad that we don’t do this every single day, because that is what he deserves, but we take him out as often as we can.  I should clarify – Courtney takes our son and Cowboy out for a walk everyday.  Cowboy is always on his leash, though.  It is only a few times a week that we go on longer walks in the late afternoon or weekend when Cowboy is able to run free.

Here are a few pictures of Cowboy running free yesterday. We go to a field that is close to our house and must be 40 or 50 acres.   Here he is chasing a rabbit into the thicket.

Chasing something else.  Probably just some sort of bug.

Exploring the brush.  And wouldn’t you know… I just gave him a shower last night!

Popping up to say hello.

So many things to sniff.

Did someone say “Free Salad Bar” or am I hearing things?

Being next to a golf course means we can chase those pesky golf carts on the other side of the fence!

Gotta catch a breather every once in a while.

Maybe even sit down and take a break.

And now back to get a drink of water.

Thanks, Robert.


2 responses to “The running of the dog

  1. I love the pictures. He’s getting pretty big. It seems that so many people think that their dogs are content and happy just lounging around the house and tied up outside for a few minutes a day! Believe it or not, I’ve seen someone “walk” their dog by holding the leash out of the window of their car while driving and sipping on coffee! They need to exercise and explore too. My dog, Rosy, always loves when I take her to our farm to run, dig up groundhog holes, and chase things. A good dog is a tired dog.

    • Robert @ hisandhershomesteading

      Sir, its an honor to have your comments here at His and Hers Homesteading. Thank you.

      Couldn’t agree more, especially on the part about the link between obedience and exhaustion.

      Take care. Robert

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