Ruffians

Dogs have many different play styles. One of the key elements of effective dog socialization is matching dogs that have similar views on what is “fun” when they hang together. For some dogs — and not necessarily just the older ones — a good time is lying in the shade on a sunny day sipping lemonade. Then there are dogs like Ryder and Decoda that play as if they are mortal enemies. 10 years ago I would have freaked had two dogs started up like this in my presence. This time I just took a moment to make sure they were really playing then went back to what I was doing. You get used to wild play.

4 Comments

  1. Wow! They are rough. I’d probably freak out, even though Tippy can play rough sometimes too. You captured some great action shots.

    Like

  2. derrycats

    Wild things!

    Like

  3. Kathryn

    Great shots Rob!

    Like

  4. Lori

    I love those ruffians, and there is nothing better then letting dogs be dogs!! I think Jackson may be missing his playmate though…do you think a trio would work? I’ll bring ear plugs…

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.