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Do any of you use Google Analytics for your website? If you don't, you should start! I have found some of the coolest information from my reports! For example, most of my website traffic is located within the United States, but I also get regular hits from Malaysia, Gibraltar, Honduras, and Puerto Rico! You can also pinpoint the locations of the visitors from different countries. For example, my 3rd highest traffic comes from the United Kingdom, and half of those visits are from the Manchester area. It's a great tool that you can also use to track which posts generate the most traffic. According to today's report, I had the most visitors on March 11th, when I posted THIS Wordless Wednesday post. Over 70 people went to my site that day! It can also tell you which post has the most views overall, and which sites are your best referral sites. For instance, I get a lot of traffic from Mango, and from people who search on Google for "great dane drips pee". Weird. If you don't use Google Analytics for your site yet, give it a try!
I took the boys to the dog park today and got this fun picture of Waldo. This was about 10 minutes before he was attacked by an unruly and unsocialized Bully mix. Waldo is skittish around other dogs--if he feels threatened, he will run. Well, this Bulldog mix was all over that and went from zero to red zone in about 15 seconds. A bunch of other dogs started barking and getting aggressive, including one little dog at my feet who jumped on Gus' back and was biting at him. While I was pulling that dog off of Gus, the bulldog got Waldo pinned against the fence and was biting all over his legs and neck. Thankfully a couple of other owners and I ran in and were able to pull the other dog off (note: NOT the bully's owner, but others). Waldo had lots of blood spots on him--thankfully I could only find one open spot on his tail. The rest of the spots seemed to be smears. I have never been so mad. I was shaking with fury. The thing that made me most upset is that I got NO recognition from the bad dog's owner. She shuffled him off to the small dogs pen, and just avoided me. No apologies, no asking if my dog was okay. A couple of other dog owners actually asked her to leave because her dog was obviously unsocialized and a danger to others. Waldo was pretty shaken up. It took me a while to get him to stand up and let me look at him. If I touched his back end without him seeing, he would jump and look around. We stayed there for another half-hour or so after the other dog left so that he would calm down, but he never really got comfortable again.
Any suggestions from you other dog owners? I'm going to try to get him back to the dog park as soon as possible. Waldo was already a little skittish, and I don't want him to be fearful or turn aggressive on other dogs. After my initial fury, I was able to calm down pretty quickly and I played with other dogs to get Waldo interested. Any suggestions on things I should do to get him "back in the ring"?
pee ess: It's nearly impossible to get a picture of Gus at the dog park. He never stays in one place long enough to get a good picture!