The first time I brought the dogs to the public beach, things didn't go so well. It was a really warm day, so the beach had a bunch of people on it, even though it was early morning. Chewy had to get his feet wet(which he was not happy about). Then, a little girl kept yelling, "Can I pet your dog? Can I pet your dog? PLEASE. JUST ONCE!" Not a fan of children, Oreo panicked, even though I kept telling her "no". Despite lots of treats, Oreo's body language was clearly telling me, "Let's get out of here!"
We quickly left, and went back to our private beach.
A few days later, it got colder and gloomier, so I ventured to the public beach again. This time, we had the whole beach to ourselves! Whew! What a treat!
Oreo was still a little cautious, but he didn't panic, and was able to stop and sniff stuff. We spent a long time on the beach.
They rode really far that day.
I'm glad we tried the beach again. The beach is so dynamic with the tides and fickle Maine weather. Luckily, the crowds change at different times too. That way even scaredy dogs can have some beach time too.