My brain can’t function to write atm and it’s so much more effort than usual.
As a result, here are a lot of photos from our walk yesterday!
Pixie did really well, but we had a crappy experience walking along the canal (Pixie in her bag). A couple walking three off lead dogs came from round a blind corner, off a foot path right next to a really busy road, and literally walked right into us.
The first two Toy Poodles just looked at us, which was fine even if the owners were yelling, then the third Toy Poodle arrived and just immediately began jumping, snarling and snapping at me and Pixie. Proper going for us.
Pixie freaked understandably and leapt almost out her bag, I had to quickly lower her to the ground otherwise she’d fall, then lean over her and do emergency happy-talk to protect her from this shitty poodle, which the owners couldn’t get away. UGH.
If you cannot control you dog off lead do not let it off the fucking lead!!!
Owners were yelling at their dog, eventually got it away, apologised once and totally didn’t mean it…fucking morons. The woman turned and looked back when they were about 10ft away (still with all three dogs off lead) and I was giving her the most filthy look I could muster.
My anxiety rocketed after this and, I guess triggered by that, my psychosis got really bad. So we took ourselves to a really quiet field and sat down for a while. We had some snacks with us so enjoyed a mini-picnic…Pixie has more self control than I do 😉
We also met this moron walking his Border Collie off lead in a field with several signs asking dogs to be kept on leads, amongst a dozen cows, AND the owner was talking on his phone and not paying attention to the dog. Uuuuuugh.
The dog is by the tree near the centre of the pic, the man is to the right on his phone.
And oh look, who’d have thought a dog owner would ignore a sign politely asking they keep their dog on lead?! And owners wonder why dogs are being restricted more and more in the countryside…..
Okay. I’ll pretty much shut up now 😛
I was really impressed with Pixie on this walk.
Here she is on a 12ft lead, she can go as far from me as she wants, but she walked to heel 🙂
The thing that totally made my day yesterday was Pixie got into position (right next to my right foot) and sat!!
We’ve only been working on this behaviour a few days, and she was in a completely new environment with lots of distractions – and with a slack lead…but she did it!!
Did a little counter conditioning around sheep. Pixie is terrified of sheep, way more scared than she is of cows.
Working on heeling