I am undecided if I like dog parks or not. That said, there are beautiful days when I walk past one of those great empty grass areas and I cannot resist. Today was one of those days. I was walking Zoey when we encountered an empty dog park on a gorgeous day, which seemed like a perfect play-date! Zoey is a very cute, friendly and happy cockapoo. She is simply a blast and is very good responding to basic obedience training commands. Lately I have been teaching Zoey to come to me when I call her. The ‘come’ command is very important because a proper response will grant Zoey freedom and will keep her out of trouble in a difficult situation. Watch her rock the ‘come’ command at this link. We were alone today practicing, so teaching Zoey to respond properly with other doggies and people around will be her next step. Actually, it probably won’t be the other dogs or humans that will pose the biggest challenge... her love of chasing squirrels will be! Wish us luck working on this next step, which I will surely be blogging about soon.