Today I’m participating in This ‘N That Thursday sponsored/hosted/created by 2 Brown Dawgs blog.
You know sometimes you have little snippets, not quite enough for a full post. Ah-hah yes, This ‘N That Thursday.
Forty-five minutes is not long enough for a dog training class. ( Or a therapist session for that matter.) Tuesday night we worked on heeling and loose-leash walking.
Needless to say, I wasn’t really successful with either.
The class was held outside and I seemed to keep losing Delilah’s attention. The instructor said, welcome to full moon.
Delilah wasn’t the only one, all the dogs were kind of edgy, one dog kept reacting to Delilah and I kept moving myself farther and farther from the class as clueless people who clearly have no understanding of reactive dogs, just lah-dee-dahed around.
We each took a turn heeling our dog and then with a loose leash, walking past a bowl of treats. Since I was struggling with Delilah I fell back on heeling the way Sara taught me, by stepping back and using the leash to guide Delilah around my back.
Big No No.
The instructor then showed me how much extra work I was creating for myself by not luring Delilah with a treat, in front of the whole class.
Eventually we managed to walk past the bowl of treats. Phew.
Out and About:
Saw this post on Something Wagging’s facebook page yesterday and it impressed me to no end.
My reply to a review product offer: “The lit collar is an interesting product. However, I see that DogTrainingCollars.com also sells collars that emit an electric shock to dogs.
The purpose of my blog is to encourage a positive, human/canine bond. I don’t believe that can happen if you shock your dog instead of using current scientific training methods.
Because of your client’s other products, I do not feel comfortable reviewing this item.”
Do you agree? Or disagree?
WOW, did I tell you I was impressed. A woman who stands by her principles and cannot be bought.
I might have to write her name on the ballot in November.