I have been writing my own novel recently, it's basically about a young girl who has to do chores at an old eerie house for an old lady and the house is a house of whacks, with many peculiar things going on. I am having a problem with her pet dog though. In chapter 1, after the girl finished school, she took her dog Chelsea out for a walk. When I write lines like: "While walking through the woods, Paige decided to let her dog off his leash." Is this okay, or should it be: "While walking through the woods, Paige decided to let Chelsea off his leash." The dog doesn't play a major part in the story, he is really only in chapter 1 and near the end when she finally arrives back at her own home. I should also add that the dog is like her best friend, as Paige; the main character doesn't have many friends.