As I discussed final week, we’re busy socializing our new pet Bärli with a protracted record of actions and reviews to revel in with him. We’re running on exposing him to many sorts of reviews, places, and folks.
Today we headed to the Texas Hill Country to peer the bluebonnets and talk over with Inks Lake State Park to peer folks fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and RVing. On learn how to the state park, we made up our minds to make a handy guide a rough potty prevent within the the city of Burnet on the downtown park. It’s a small, quiet park, and we simply deliberate to get in a brief stroll.
Tiki has been to this park time and again and used to be excited to peer that we had been again. She used to be in a position to walk the river stroll and took proper to the bridge over the river, with Bärli via her facet:
And that’s when Bärli noticed the difficulty…a goose…
In all of Bärli‘s socialization trips and day-to-day experiences (where we’ve watched him as he’s heard sounds starting from motorboats to gunshots), he has taken all of it in stride…till the goose got here alongside.
Bärli watched Tiki, who confirmed pastime within the goose however used to be temporarily distracted via one thing else (squirrel!). Not Bärli. He used to be very worried about this new stranger.
I watched Bärli‘s body language; he didn’t wish to flip round and so we persisted, maintaining our distance from the duck. We left the bridge and became a distinct path…however quickly there have been extra ducks…
I pulled out a handful of coaching treats, and we took a seat some distance from the ducks (who had now been joined via some geese). Barli used to be fearful however no longer too worried to benefit from the treats. He persisted to look at Tiki’s response to the perceived risk; Tiki used to be ignoring the ducks. Bärli began to loosen up and centered extra at the treats.
Soon, we persisted our stroll. Bärli sought after to smell the realm the place the ducks were strolling so we spent a while exploring the goose droppings and fallen feathers.
On the best way again, Bärli used to be curious and sought after to stroll a little bit nearer to those once-scary creatures. He won’t really feel that they’re feathered buddies…however they’re not scary foes.