Nitro and I love going to our little Salem Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. It is a great opportunity to do a little training with Nitro because there are so many distractions. For this reason, I do carry a "high value treat" in my bag. Usually I will cut up some lunch meat so I can get Nitro's attention if he becomes to distracted. He is so good about laying down when seeing another dog or small child. By laying down he is less threatening and more approachable. We have literally done hundreds of meet and greet dog introductions without even one incident because he lays down. It was great seeing more dogs at the Salem Farmer's Market this past weekend because it makes me happy we live in such a dog friendly town. The Salem Farmer's Market is also a great place to get homemade doggie treats from Paw Paws Dog Treats.
Below are a few photos I took this past weekend at the SFM.
Salem Times Register - Dog Park Story