Trav and I were offered a place to train and practice off-leash. It’s pretty convenient and very secure. We tried it out Friday and I think it’s going to be great. Thanks so much to our benefactors. We get by with a little help from our friends and blog readers.
Photo is from last May, before Parks & Rec kicked us off the public tennis court.
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Susanna edits for a living, writes to survive, and has been preoccupied with electoral politics since 2016. She just started a blog about her vintage T-shirt collection: "The T-Shirt Chronicles." Her other blogs include "From the Seasonally Occupied Territories," about being a year-round resident of Martha's Vineyard, and "Write Through It," about writing, editing, and how to keep going.
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w00t (emphasis on the w00)!
YAY! I’m so glad . . . thanks for letting us know.
I see that your private training space is a tennis court. Well done and bravo! We have a neighborhood court near my house in MD and I took Fenway there as a puppy for some safe off leash romping. I use it now for Rally training just like you and Travy. I find the court lines very helpful for marking out turns, etc. and the nets are a good aid for practicing the straight back up 3 steps sign in AKC Rally. Tennis courts are GREAT! Happy training from me and Fenway!
The pic is of the public tennis court (near the WT School) that we used for almost three years before Parks & Rec put up a NO DOGS sign in June. (The whole story: https://squattersspeakeasy.com/2012/06/16/no-dogs-no-no-no/) I went to a selectmen’s meeting at the end of June. They seemed sympathetic but claimed they can’t do anything, even though P&R couldn’t come up with a single good reason for kicking us off. We had access to another place but that ended in November. The new place is a private single court, solidly fenced, not in good shape for tennis but it’s perfect for us.