Look at this cuddly face.
Do you believe that this past Sunday afternoon he did a jig and a twirl and popped the plastic clasp on his harness?
Luckily he did not get loose and the clasp wasn’t broken so I was able to get it back on him. But we did cut our walk short as there were just too many dogs out and about.
I did come away with several observations …
Getting and keeping his attention on a walk is tough.
String cheese works pretty well, but meaty dried chicken treats are not high enough value. (Going to try dried hot dogs next.)
Carrying a poo bag while trying to hold this leash, train him to walk nicely and treat his good behavior does not work.
Birds and squirrels are much more interesting than me or the treats I dispense.
People get him barking.
People walking calm dogs gets him pulling on the leash.
And jacked-up dogs who bark at him get him crazy with barking, whining, lunging, twisting and twirling around on his hind legs.Bubba Rex (a.k.a. Dexter 66007) is available for adoption through the Wake County Animal Center. For more information, or to arrange a meet and greet, email Foster Momma Suze at email@example.com.