He wasn’t kicked out for aggression. He was kicked out for failure to listen to the staff and for his inability even after three months, to read and accept another dog’s refusal to play. When they put him in a “time out” by himself, he carried on as if someone was killing him. Essentially, I have “that kid.” You know, the one who takes up way too much of the teacher’s time and is always getting into trouble because he’s too damn excited to listen to what anyone else has to say. He brings the party with him and expects everyone to join him.
Although I found another daycare that is a “play and train” where he has only two or three other dogs with him and he plays one on one with them while practicing recalls and doing other fun stuff with humans, Tucker hasn’t really gotten sufficient exercise.
So, with two whole days off this weekend, I spent Saturday giving Tucker a spa day: a deep cleaning bath, a good rub down, trimmed his nails, cleaned his ears, washed his collar and played with him for a bit before running my necessary errands.
Today was Sunday-Funday. Tucker suspected we were off to work when we drove the same route to get to the freeway. But alas, once outside the city limits of Atlanta, Tucker finally believed me that indeed an adventure was afoot.
And in this case, no canine could cause the damage humans did here: this entire park.
Makes me wonder if The Grand Canyon really was Mother Nature’s doing or if a race of giants irresponsibility farmed the southwest and it eroded away…
If you go, take the advice of one of the hikers online who said rather than turn right and head down into the canyon first, go left and circle the rim so you can see what canyons you’d like to explore once you get to the entrances to the canyons floor at the end of the loop.
Aside from the vegetation (one hiker gave the place a bad review because “vegetation obscured the view”… really? Too much Nature made it impossible for you see Nature? Wow.), it really is quite similar to the Grand Canyon. Bryce Canyon is no rival mind you, but for Georgia standards, I’m impressed.
(Tucker isn't as easily impressed.)