Have you ever had a dream, not like the kind you have when you go to sleep, but like goals, ambitions, those things you hope and dream about, those kinds of dreams? Yes, in case you didn’t know, dogs have dreams, hopes, and goals too.
I can already hear you contemplating the next question in your head. And it is a very fair question too, especially from the outside looking in! After all, what can a dog’s hopes and dreams have to do with images like these?
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Yes, these pictures are what they look like too. That is me (the rather handsome and fit pup) chasing a rabbit. Now, the reason behind these perhaps curious pictures is where my dream lies. While many of my fellow pups and canine counterparts are out wasting their days sniffing themselves and each other, or out chasing cats, some dogs have goals.
I am one of those dogs. Well, I don’t want to sound conceited, but I also have some natural talent, like I’m fast, and strong for my size, and I’m quick. The problem, however, is that if I want to make it on the dogsled team or even get a tryout, I have to be better.
That isn’t the only driving force behind these pictures you see either. I know that the odds are stacked against me, and I’m still waiting on that growth spurt – but don’t think I’ve put all my eggs in one basket (sorry bunny, no pun intended!).
Take a look at the picture again, but this time, see it as what it is – training!
Look, I’m not a dreamer, and I know if I don’t get the opportunity or don’t ever make the dogsled team, there are other and even possibly more important jobs for me. Like being a rescue dog!
And that means, of course, being in shape. It also is a job that demands the ability to think fast, and think on your feet – all four of them! That is also why this is such a good training routine because my training partner is quick and that challenges me.
And let’s be honest, I might be a little challenged when it comes to having any real vertical jumping ability, so this type of conditioning also helps me improve in that area too. Oh, and why the couch you ask? Why not outside with lots of room and area?
Well, we will get to that, but training in tight quarters is also important. As a rescue dog, you never know what type of situation or circumstances you might face.
Yes, to the eyes that don’t know, this looks like a playful romp!
In the light of day, however, this is the picture of one dog chasing a dream…