OB (Ocean Beach, CA)
As we wandered back to the car after lunch I saw many more dogs; many off leash but walking close to their owners. Ocean Beach has a very casual feel; dog's enjoying the day out with their family and obviously well socialized. They were greeting other dogs like old friends, perhaps they were. I was the outsider looking in; and what I saw was great. The more welcome our dogs are to join us in our daily lives; the more socializing they get. The more social interactions that our dogs receive; the better able they are to deal with day to day stuff.
Do you have a great dog friendly town? I'd love to hear about it. Are there amazing dog parks in your town? Water bowls left at every corner, store and restaurant? The restaurant we were in had a jar a doggie cookies right beside the large human cookies; nice.
"The greatest of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated."