Like a lot of families myself and my wife both work. Between us we do all sorts of stuff to keep the wolf from the door and from time to time I find that I have my boy Albie with me on the occasional dog walk.
I have 2 boys and Albie is the youngest of them (older brother, Jesse is 15 and therefore more than capable of doing his own thing).
Albie is only 11 and if there's no one to take him during half terms (I don't work walk dogs at the weekend) he tags along with me. Fortunately he's just mad on dogs and the dogs in the pack all love him to bits.
I was initially a little concerned about taking Albie with me (what would my customers think? Was it fair on him? Would he be bored?). As it turns out my customers appreciate him being there as it's another person for the dogs to get used to, trust and interact with. I enjoy him being there because it's something for just me and him and the dogs really enjoy it too so although I always try and make sure he's able to be with someone else when I'm on a walk it's just not always possible. The summer hols is a toughie but from the 8 weeks his school close down for he's only been out with me maybe 5 or 6 times so all in all that's not too bad!
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