Perceval! (@thegoldengoblin)

I got asked the other day why I don't let Percy "say hi" to dogs while we're hiking. The short version is, I'm there to hike, not for doggy social hour 😂 And after meeting many many dogs on leashes on tight hiking trails, I've decided it's just not a situation set up for success. The dogs are automatically in defensive mode, there's no space to escape, and it's not like you're going to stop and take the time for a proper introduction anyway. And Percy is off leash so much, I don't want him to be conditioned to seeing a strange dog and think now is the time to rush up to that dog. So he is trained to ignore dogs on the trail, though I usually call him back and put him on leash because it's good practice and that's just the polite thing to do anyway. I don't think it's rude to not force the dogs to say hi. And I think that anyone who pays attention to dog body language and cares about their dog not having bad experiences would come to the same conclusion. It's always the people who have to frantically yell "he's friendly!!" ahead of their dog who have the LEAST friendly dogs. If you have to say that it's because your dog has no recall and has displayed definitely NOT friendly behavior in the past, and therefore has no business being on a public trail in the first place. There are plenty of places to take a dog to get properly socialized. Hiking is not one of them. When people try to force the issue I tell them he's aggressive and they back the heck off 😂

(@reddogthedog)

Trying to look cool at Lake Berryessa. #selfie

Beau and Hilde The GSDs (@beauty_andthebeau)

Went on a late night run with dad and now I can't keep my peepers open 😴😴💤💤😍🐕🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾❤️

Illumiseen Sports (@illumiseen.sports)

"One from this morning; it started snowing about halfway through our walk and I was glad I'd grabbed my camera!" Writes @tamarack_and_rune

Steffen Schaar (@hymir1)

Quedlinburg 2016 📸 All Images are made by myself ⚜️ Nature Photography ⚜️ Hiking in Germany ☀️☔️☁️🌲---------------🐞-------------
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Steffen Schaar (@hymir1)

Quedlinburg 2016 📸 All Images are made by myself ⚜️ Nature Photography ⚜️ Hiking in Germany ☀️☔️☁️🌲---------------🐞-------------
#dog #hike #Macro #love #Summer #home #Friends #outdoor #germany #Wurzen #Moringen #hymir1 #hymir3 #nofilter #hiking #sonyalpha5000 #dänemark #Heimat #liebe #natur #harz #brocken #doghikers #dogsalon #Wandern #Wanderlust ❤️____🐌____Look at my Gallery
↔️ #PanoramaPicture ↕️ 1+1+1=3 🔆 hymir1 on Tour ☘️ Experience nature and enjoy ! 🍁 #photooftheday #sailing

Steffen Schaar (@hymir1)

Quedlinburg 2016 📸 All Images are made by myself ⚜️ Nature Photography ⚜️ Hiking in Germany ☀️☔️☁️🌲---------------🐞-------------
#dog #hike #Macro #love #Summer #home #Friends #outdoor #germany #Wurzen #Moringen #hymir1 #hymir3 #nofilter #hiking #sonyalpha5000 #dänemark #Heimat #liebe #natur #harz #brocken #doghikers #dogsalon #Wandern #Wanderlust ❤️____🐌____Look at my Gallery
↔️ #PanoramaPicture ↕️ 1+1+1=3 🔆 hymir1 on Tour ☘️ Experience nature and enjoy ! 🍁 #photooftheday #sailing

◾️Kuro & ◽️Gin the Pit 🐾 (@miffydoggy)

As much as Gin loves water, she didn't go into the water behind her and I don't blame her! #wateradventure #rainydayhike #wetdoggy
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