A short time ago I came across a website that listed enclosed fields for letting dogs off lead. I went onto the site and looked to see what was close to me. Told my friend Hilary about it and we went and had a look.
Last Thursday we had our second visit with the dogs. The owner is in the process of raising the fences from 4.5ft to 6ft. He has done two sides, but until the other two sides are done, I cannot let Honey off, as she is too prey driven. The place is like a small farm and they have horses, donkeys, goats and several small critters, so I would not want Honey to bounce over the fences and have a snack.
Anyway, Hilary was very brave and let her two Greyhounds and her PointerX off lead. You might just be able to make out the dogs off lead in the first two photos. In the second photo, that's Honey watching on. I had added another lead to hers, so she had more freedom. She wasn't overly bothered that she wasn't off lead.
Sofia, Hilary's PointerX that was rescued from Spain.
Sofia came up to me. Hilary left a lead on her in case she wasn't easy to catch. Honey panting well, despite not being able to run.
Now this handsome lad is Milo. He's Hilary's big boy and I adore him.
Honey again. I don't take Polly as it would mean taking my car, as we all couldn't get into Hilary's. Also despite being 9, she is still prey driven, so until the higher fences are finished she couldn't be let off anyway.
Hilary's Flora. She came from the same rescue kennels as Honey. In fact they were neighbours:)
The owner has put a bench in the field, so we can sit down and will also make a shelter.
We are trying to go to the paddock once a fortnight. It takes about 50 minutes to get there and costs£10 for an hour for up to four dogs. Extra dogs are £1.50 each. They also have 30 minute slots for £6.
Well we hope you have a lovely weekend.
Don't forget to hug your hound/s.