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Amber's soft side

We were walking Amber in the park and decided to stop at a playground for her to have a little fun (it was an isolated playground).

At the playground we decided to play a bit of catching by hiding and let Amber search for us, she always enjoyed this game at home. As it was dark, Amber couldn't really see us by just using her eyes, especially if we stood still leaning towards the pillar, the eyesight of dogs are not very strong, they are really good at spotting moving objects though! So if anyone is standing in a dark area without movements, most dogs will not be able to spot them by just using their bare eyes. To counter this issue, they will usually rely on their nose to track things that they are looking for, in Amber's case she had forgotten to use her nose!

We made use of this chance to watch her reaction when left alone in an unknown environment, she started off with her tail wagging and running around the place to look for us, after about 30 seconds being unable to find us, she suddenly stopped moving, only turning her head left and right vigorously. Throughout this time, a couple of passerby started to walk past the playground, as a friendly dog Amber would usually stare at them and wait for their signal to play with her (bending down, waving hands etc), however in this case she didn't care about them, just standing still and turning her head. Another couple of seconds passed and her tail started to go down, Amber panicked and became afraid, it was a good experiment to see how she would react as she had always been trained to be friendly and independent since young, and the bad part about this is that she can just tag along with a stranger and still enjoy the company without us.

After seeing enough, we called out to her name and she started wagging her tail and rushing towards us, good to know that Amber still has some conscience, lol!


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