Shep & Nellie At Dogwoods - August 2013
With Labor Day Weekend approaching, it’s a good time to remind all dog lovers in the Northern California/Northern Nevada area that there is a wonderful place to take your pups which allows you to have peace of mind while you enjoy your time off, and allows your dogs the opportunity to play their hearts out!
My German Shepherds, Shep and Nellie spent our final summer vacation (PAID) once again in the hills between Reno and Sacramento at Dogwoods resort. Loyal listener Theresa is amazing with the pups and has been so thankful for all of the RAD listeners who have trusted her with their dogs! Dog Woods can be reached at 530-333-2117. Or check out their website, www.dog-woodsresort.com. We wouldn’t trust our animals to anyone else and you shouldn’t either.
First, the stars of the show, Nellie (all white), and Shep.
Hey, who’s this ham hogging Shep’s photo op? And no, Arnie, we don’t have ham. Or hog.
When you pull up to DogWoods these days, there are bags and bags out front filled with free apples from all of these apple trees on the property.
As I’ve reported for years, there are all sorts of things to love about DogWoods if you want your pup to be happy and safe while you’re away. Here are Nellie and Shep in their own, private one acre fenced in area (which comes with it’s own little doggie-condo as we’ve shown previously)…as you can see, Nellie wants to come out and play.
One of the things so great about DogWoods is the making of new friends, which really allows these animals to get in touch with being a dog. There’s nothing more natural and happy to them than being part of a pack.
On this particular visit, there was a 7 month old German shepherd puppy on site, who 8 year-old Shep naturally took under his wing to show him the ropes.
Here, Shep teaches him how to force your snout into the crotch and/or ass of another dog whether they want you to or not.
This is the main house at the very entrance of Dogwoods. When people aren’t coming and going with their pups, all of the doggies roam around outside, in and out of the office where Theresa is, jump in the pools, play with the toys, wrestle, and just be dogs.
No trip to Dogwoods is complete without a daily romp in the woods with the entire pack finding new things to play with.
This is a great series of pictures that shows what nature’s all about. To the untrained eye, it looks like Shep is just being a giant dick to this poor little dog. But whether he’s playing or acting as Alpha, there’s a method to his madness. At the very worst, he’s being a bully, at best he’s leading. Either way, this is what nature looks like when dogs are left to be dogs. And it’s so awesome to see a place where they can do that. No small dogs were injured in the taking of these photographs. Grow up.
And at the end of a long summer day of play and leading the pack, Shep likes to cool down.