It’s that time of year again here in Western Massachusetts — shotgun season for deer. For the next three weeks, if you walk in or near the woods, remember to dress your dog — and yourself — in blaze orange (also called hunter orange) for easy visibility.
Also important, if you like to walk your dog off-leash, is to make sure your dog has a reliable visual check in, “leave it,” and “come” so that your dog does not stray toward danger — or toward carcasses or carcass parts that some hunters have left behind. You want him to turn and come running when you call!
Have a fun and safe fall, everyone!