Chicago’s Best Dog Park, Just for Us

We love having Montrose Dog beach so close to home, but when we’re looking for even more room to romp we make the trip to Prairie Wolf Dog Preserve. The massive park just outside the city offers acres and acres of trails perfect for an energetic pup.

Since Penny is officially back in action from surgery, a visit to Prairie Wolf seemed like a great way to celebrate. Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, chicago, adventure, cute, dog park, puppy

We dodged a few rain showers on our drive out, so we had the park nearly all to ourselves

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Penny didn’t mind one bit! As if on cue, the sun came out and we had an incredible afternoon. Penny was over the moon

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And over Eko.

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And under him too. 

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She also made time to splash through every single puddle in the park

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Penny wasn’t the only one airborne. Eko made a hasty retreat when his mud-covered sister tried to jump on him

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Luckily the park has a nice lake where pups can cool/wash off

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Nothing like a calm day and a couple wild pups 

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My favorite photo from our trip

For a couple hours on a warm summer afternoon it was just me, the pups and room to run. It was perfect.

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Were Eko and Penny always good in the water? My RR is skeptical to go out into a wet yard and flat out refuses when it’s actually raining. He acts like acid is falling from the sky!

Knowing the Ridgeback reputation for hating water, I made sure to get Eko and Penny to the beach early and often. The both love splashing in the shallows and will even swim a bit. If I really want to get them paddling then I have to get in with them, then they love to swim after me. They’re not crazy about showers and certainly not fans of rain. They mostly just enjoy “fun” water.

Thanks for the reply. The beach isn’t super easy for us, so we won’t be in too many ‘fun’ water situations. He’s still young though so I will try to get him there soon!

That last photo is wonderful! I think Bailie and I will be ready for a good romp in our yard on Monday when we are back home. We are totally worn out from all the stimulation at BlogPaws and then the drive tomorrow, but we will need some good workouts once we get a good night’s rest at home.

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