There are two story lines running here. One is the history of my dog training adventures with Chico. The second is the places we are now able to go.
Chico is a dog who prefers to be close to me (sometimes known as a velcro dog or a suction cup dog), I am someone who has lived in the very dog-friendly Netherlands (and discovered that having dogs in cafes, offices and shops does not cause the entire society to be disease ridden, get bitten or be laid low by epidemic allergy attacks). I admit I like to push the envelope a bit when given the opportunity, and there’s something about taking Chico anywhere I go that appeals to me.
And besides, it’s part of our training regimen.