I am always looking for places to take my dogs. This will be a place for me to post my discoveries of pet friendly places in Hampton Roads, VA--parks, restaurants, and whatever else we find.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Lure Coursing at Bennett's Creek Park, Suffolk, VA
This morning we went lure coursing at Bennett's Creek Park in Suffolk, VA. Once a month the SHOT group, Sight Hounds Organization of Tidewater, holds practice runs at this park and they invite anyone who wants to try their dogs at the lure to join them. It costs $2.00 per run. You don't have to be a sight hound--any dog can run. There were boxers, labs, even a Yorkie!
Here we are getting out of the van. We brought along a lot of water--but it was still hot! The dogs were watching the lure in the distance.
Sammy lost sight of the lure when the lure took a hard right angle turn. Then he realized that I was far away from him; and he ran so fast back towards me. By then, the lure caught up with him so he was able to chase it again.
PG ran a lot better than Sammy but she didn't take the turns very tight so she didn't run as fast as he did. She was very excited. We will go back again in the fall when it's not so hot. The park also looks like a good place for taking walks. There is a disc golf course that goes in the fields and through the woods--and that looks like a good path to walk on.