I’m a dog lover. I live in an apartment that doesn’t allow dogs or pets of any kind so I don’t have a crag dog of my own. I’m always patting all the dogs at a crag and watching them run around having a fun day out just like their owners. I often wonder what they think as their owners head off grunting up a cliff. Do they wonder what is up there that must be so interesting? Do they want to follow?
Often when i’m climbing in Spain there are more crag dogs than there are humans and the skills you need to apply to keep your food safe are as necessary as the climbing ones. I’ve even been lowered into a full on dog fight once which was more scary than any whipper I’ve ever taken.