Had an amazing walk with Sasha and Charley this morning 🙂
We went on a massive hike to the beach, which could well have been Charley’s first beach walk! The pups both had fun off lead together, they make me so happy…I just love watching them because their personalities are SO different!
This guy is a huge puller, which we are very much not used to anymore 😛
I’m feeling discouraged training him to walk nicely, because he’s obviously always been allowed to pull on walks, and outdoors he does not want to respond when you talk to him, has no interest in treats, always wants to be at the end of the lead forging ahead…weird as he’s been so responsive off lead!!
Whilst we work on training, I’m not sure how to minimise the annoyance of such pulling.
I have a spring shock absorber that I’ll be putting between the lead and dog, but realistically that won’t do much! I’ve bought an Ezy Walk Deluxe harness in which will arrive tomorrow, so we’ll see if that does any good…after the Ruffwear Front Clip harness I don’t trust front clips, as all the Ruffwear does is twist ridiculously XD
So we’ll work on attention indoors and off lead, work on loose lead walking indoors, but as I think this will be an extremely long process I’d love something to reduce the stress of pulling in the meantime!
Look at the difference though 😛
He was great last night, slept in the hallway with less than a minute’s whining and the only time he whined again was if Sasha disturbed him!
He met Tolly last night and did not know what to make of her at all hahaha! She was absolutely wonderful though, way more polite than I expected. He was freaked out by her size, but was very gentle and moved away or lifted his lip. I was able to get Toller to back off when called away, they sat next to each other for treats etc. Sorry no pics or video, but I had my hands full with those two and my partner was restraining Sasha XD
Charley is EXTREMELY VOCAL. I *despise* vocal dogs hahaha!!! I’m fine with noises during play (as long as it’s not repeated barking Kasper ;__;) but whingey moany noises really get under my skin, and Charley offers these almost constantly.
My partner leaving the room = constant moaning unless he’s sleeping. Needing the toilet (even when he’s refusing to go outside) = constant whining. And fighting tiredness in the crate but really not being that bothered = moan moan moan XD
He is doing great with his crate though which is brill! He takes toys and chews in there, settles in there, and has actually been shut in this past hour with only infrequent quiet whining and a few naps 🙂
House training is going to be a long W.I.P…we take him out every five minutes when we know he needs the loo, and twice last night he toileted immediately after coming back inside!!
We’ll get there though 🙂