I live in an Apartment. I take my Rocky outside to play 4 to 10 times a day (honestly it depends on how cold it is). He loves to run, and well he runs FAST! Sometimes we can take him off the lease but there are stray cats in the area and if he smells it or god forbid sees one he is balls to the walls to get it. He always comes back, but its not safe for him to run free out of my site in an apartment complex: cars, other animals, bad people, etc.
I can't keep up with him but he has the right to run free, Unfortunatly San Antonio has no off lease dog park that i am aware of. I don't know what to do and i feel guilty when im the one who just cant keep up and let him run.
I believe a dog should ALWAYS be on a leash in public regardless of its size or breed. It's apart of being a responsible owner. It seems like you're more worried for your dog than other people. When your dog is not on a leash other people could be in danger too, not only your dog.
***Edited By: bbkoo on 12/6/2006 7:25:41 PM*** Reason: spelling
There is a dog park in San Antonio-- Its at Pearsall park at 4700 pearsall rd
Also if you can take him to close by baseball park with fences you can him run all he wants provided there is no one using the field of course. Where i used to live we didnt have dog parks so we went to the local baseball parks and before i let them off leash i would walk the perimeter of the ballfield and make sure all gates were closed. NEver had issues. I also didnt go when there were games going on.
Rockysmommy... I have told you once and now I am going to tell you again...
You are doing everyting wrong!!!!
lol..it's a joke.
I do agree that the dog could hurt himself on stairs... but I also agree that life's too short to not do anything for fear of everything. So, if it works, cool.
Also, I take Beulah to places with hills. There is a park by us on a hill. I stand at the top, boyfriend stands at the bottom. We throw the ball once.. then we take turns telling her "bring it here". When she gets to me, boyfriend says "bring it here".
This makes her run hills up and down, up and down. She loves it, and it teahces her "bring it".
Next, we start hiding behind trees and stuff and add in the command "Find Dusty" and she goes to find boyfriend. It's cute. And it occupies her mind and her body cuz' she has to "find" us.