Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Dog Whisperer At the Park


You have to admire dog-walkers.

We meet up with this fellow (in orange jacket) regularly
in the park along with his 10 or 12 dogs.

He is there every day with his herd of 'you name it' breeds.
He is a carefree guy who has the gang under control
and they follow him around like there isn't any other choice!

He is obviously very good at what he does
 and every time he sees us he calls over for Sophie.
Away she goes over to stand by him as the pack surrounds her
and gives her the regular 'doggy' once-over .

All is good. She says her goodbyes (I guess) and catches up with us.


23 comments:

  1. I'm amazed that he can control such a mass of excitable dogs! I have enough trouble just with Boris! I recall seeing dog walkers when we visited Buenos Aries and thinking how brave they were to walk 6 or 8 in the middle of an urban landscape... bring lots of "pick up" bags is rule number 1 I think!

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    1. For sure! I guess it all depends on asserting your 'alpha' nature and then no questions asked. Works for me!! Most times.....

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  2. That is quite impressive! And certainly necessary. He wouldn't stay in business for very long if he couldn't control such a large gang!

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    1. He is as cool as a cucumber, Martha. But assertive at the same time. Dogs respect knowing where they stand and someone in charge....otherwise....chaos.

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  3. There are worse ways to make a living, I guess!

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    1. Not everyone's cup of tea for sure, Debra! and here we debate about getting a second dog....sometimes.

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  4. Awwwww....this is a wonderful post, Jim. Love the photo!

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    1. I will try to get more at our next 'meet up' with this guy. I am sure he wouldn't mind, Linda.

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  5. I can't even walk two of my dogs at the same time.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Gee, they know who is boss, don't they Janie! lol

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    1. Sure is Alex. What are you? An owl?!! lol

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  7. What a great guy, thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Hi Inger! He is very confident in what he is doing and the dogs respect him.

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  8. I've never been in charge of a dog. They always control me. Cats, too.

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    1. LOL! Our first dog Regan, an Aphgan Hound, showed us how not to bring up a dog....she was the boss!! We learned the hard way.
      You are too gentle Pat.

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  9. Wow - amazing. It's hard to control that many dogs.

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    1. It is. But I guess you have to set our the parameters from the start as to who is boss, Fiona. It's all in the this guys attitude, stance and energy...the dogs don't have a chance. lol

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  10. Are these all dogs from one home or different homes? I read a lovely novel once about a person who did that for a very good income, but it was just a story.Brave man, but they must be so well behaved.Lovely that Sophie can meet,greet, and return to her Dads for one-on-one time. Greetings from Jean

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    1. These all come from different homes Jean. And he does make his living from this. He is very good at what he does. The dogs are safe, get their exercise and learn to socialize.....they have no other choice.
      Sophie is used to being around a large number of dogs from her puppy days at day care. She can 'hold' her own with the best of them!

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  11. Boy, does he have control! My two are uncontrollable, it would never happen.

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    1. No. Your two control you!! lol Give this fellow 5 minutes and he will tell them who's boss!

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  12. Wow! That's a lot of doggies to walk!

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