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The yards in our nieghbor hood are higher than the sidewalk. Most have a 12 inch retaining wall of stone, with bushes planted along them. Under the bushes is a heavy layer of dried leaves.

This past week walking Sophie has been exasperating....the leaves are squeeking, and Sophie is on tip-toes at these walls every 3 feet. She walks a few steps, then flattens her belly against the wall, nose going nuts. I give her a minute and then move her along, only to repeat the process 3 feet later. For the first time she wants to go in the yards behind the walls.

So spring walking is a bit of a challenge lately.

I was never aware of how many small crawly things lived in my nieghborhood until I got Sophie.



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Savannah was the same way. Our walks would consist of more sniffing than walking. She would chase bugs, leaves, sticks, anything really. She would pick up a stick and bring it a short way and then find something else to pick up and bring with us. I usually just tug the leash and she will move along. Since I have been doing this, she has gotten better about stopping so much. Sophie is probably just very interested in this new scenery since (if my memory serves me correctly) she wasn't walked at her old home. She is experiancing puppy curiousity a little late in life. Once she gets used to all the new critters, it should get better. Good luck!

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.

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I had been waiting to post until I got some pics, but will post anyway. Olie and Teddy are now spending 95% of their back yard time sniffing around and under one of our firewood piles. Sometimes, they just plain yap in exasperation...wonder what's living in there? :)

Max and Nelly

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Could it be a chipmunk? Hope it's not a snake. Our two come in sometimes with skinned noses from digging around the bricks, concrete blocks we have on the patio beneath our deck. If they see something skitter in there, nothing will do but that they try to get at it. Even as late as 10:00 p.m. I'm out with the flashlight looking for Darcy. Molly gives up after about an hour but Darcy is so persistent, she'll stay at that spot forever if I don't go and get her. Every once in a while she'll give a yip in frustration. So funny.

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Scout likes to sit by our log pile.....just silently waiting for "something" to crawl out....lol!

Walks are much easier for me since I bought Scout and Finch their Sporn harnesses.....it's like night and day...no more pulling, or trying to sniff each and every yard we pass! It's soooo much easier walking with them now!

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