I have been trying to 'mix things up a little' with my dogs. Rather than the same routine daily. As Bernie is a creature of habit and will drive me from 5.30am till we leave the house for his morning session.
So today, i thought id try something ive been planning for a while. A bike ride, with 2 dogs off leash following me.
They behaved like 2 completely different dogs! They were tearing around all over fields, chasing each other. My dogs never chase each other! Then they both jumped off a 12 foot bank into the water together? No ball to chase, just sheer exuberance stuff. I left them in lake, and rested as i was very puffed out. They got out after longer time than usual, then started rough n tumble fighting, wrestling, chasing again etc. They have never done this play fighting outside before.
Seriously, ive added a bike to my sillouette, 2 completely new characters emerge. It was as if, me on a bike is not 'me' to them, and not having a handler, they let loose. IN much the same way as when we go camping, and OH wears a hat, they bark at him like they dont know him.
Dogs are weird sometimes.
Do you'rs jump into some other character you dont know? and when does this occur?