So recently, we have been letting Spencer off-leash (under controlled conditions and with a muzzle). It’s going really well.
Here he is romping through the high grass in the enclosed storm basin in the local park.
This is a fun place for him because there are several levels and he can even go down and splash around in the stream at the bottom. This will be even more fun in coming years because they are re-opening our canalized river (it’s a small river) and re-establishing a natural riverbed. On the other hand, I come home with my feet and lower legs soaked.
Spencer also gets to go free when he attends playgroup, but, for the moment, that doesn’t last long because he almost always gets into trouble pretty quickly (his size and muzzle tend to scare small dogs, but that’s another post).