A Blended Pack

September 12, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

The other day I had the opportunity to walk my pack of dogs with a fellow dog walker.  I had five dogs, she had ten.  She was a bit apprehensive at first about having our packs walk together.  She was concerned that her "hooligan" dogs would cause trouble with my pack.  I assured her that everything would be fine, and to trust the dogs. 

I have found that the best way to blend two packs of unfamiliar dogs is through walking.  I suggested that she start down the trail and we would catch up.  I use this strategy because her stragglers would meet my dogs first.  The ones with the most energy would be up to the front and not realize there are new dogs in the group until we were well on our way; and that's exactly how it worked out.

Less than ten minutes into the hike, all fifteen dogs had been introduced without a single growl, nip or bark.  New friendships were made between humans and dogs alike.  A good time was had by all.

 

The "ZuluDog Pack" meets "The DogTreks Pack" (some dogs are camera shy)

 

I think if humans would take the time to meet slowly, get to know each other a little better, to be more patient with each other and to go for a walk together in the woods we would all be a little happier.  Having a large pack of dogs along helps too!

 


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