Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Outer Banks, NC
Hey thanks so much everyone for the confidence booster! I had a busy day yesterday so I wasn't able to respond to everyones posts.
On a postive note, yesterday afternoon proved to ease my stress a little bit as well. I had Kaiser out doing a little OB but mostly just letting him play with the Jolly Egg (he doesn't get it often at all because of his teeth). A mother and 4 kids she carpools pulled into the lot next to the small grassy area that Kaiser and I were in. The kids love Kaiser, so I put the egg up in the truck parked across the lot then returned with a few treats to let Kaiser play with the kids.
Because he gets obsessive about some toys (ie, the frisbee and the egg) Kaiser first started doing his searching thing where he was nose to ground pacing trying to find the egg. He then remembered that I put it into the car so he started to run off into the street toward the vehicle. I yelled Kaiser, no...then COME. And halleluliah he turned around and came. I gave him a treat (lamb lung) and then he finally started to chase and play with the kids. He tried to go over to the truck 5 more times and each time he listened when I called him. He also got a bit of lamb lung. After that I had to take him inside because too much lamb lung hurts his tummy. At any rate, even though I haven't had time to get a long line yet, I was pleased with his response yesterday. Baby steps is my normal saying. I'm just glad I didn't get the middle finger again like I did yesterday morning!
Oh, as far as long lines go...just a basic black nylon lead?
Kaiser ~ Jan 25, 2012 (GSD)
Dakota ~ Oct 2005 (GSD/Collie)
Kya ~ (Cat)
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