The Pet Smart Fiasco

So here's the story. When I first got Goober he had the collar the shelter provided, but he would often sit during walks and wriggle out of it. So after about a week after we got him I went and bought a harness that would be harder for him to get out of. Fast forward a few weeks and we return to Pet Smart for a book on Shultzhund training. When I got to the register I realized I left my wallet in the car. I went to the car and started digging through the piles and piles of unpaid parking tickets. After a few minutes I heard sqealing tires and someone shout "Hey lady! Keep your dog on a leash!" I turn around think "that lady has a dog that looks a lot like mine." Of course, it was. I rushed over and put him back in his harness. After speaking to the lady for a few minutes i heard a commotion from the North Shore Adopt-a-thon bus visiting the store that day. Goober had escaped from his harness again and went running naked though the bus looking for playmates. I also never found my wallet and had to cancel all my credit cards. I took him back to Pet Smart last weekend. He wriggled out of his harness while I was talking to the trainer there about how to stop him from wriggling out of his harness. Although this time he just walked around with his tags in his mouth.

Basenji Mix

Great story! I had a good laugh . . . It is very hard to keep a good eye on "fido" and look for important things in the parking lot. Maybe Goober might have a little weasel in her. LOL 😃 (There is a recent forum posted about collars.)

Good story, but scary too…..

Oh my gosh what an escape artist!! :eek: :eek: I'm sure you had a few heart attacks. I guess the harness does not work. You may want to try a martingale collar. The more they pull out of it the tighter it holds them in 🙂

Oh my gosh! I would have had several heart attacks. Try a martingale collar asap!

I bpught a collar from petco (i imagine they have them at petsmart too) it actually pulls together tighter when they try to get out of it, it's kiond of like a choker but it a collar. I will post a photo of it later if you like.

That would be the martingale type of collar…

what a story. I'm sure now it's funny but at the time you must have been a nut. Your collar sounds like my wannabe car seat belt for my B. When I thought I finally had it, he wiggled his way right out.

Yes,definitely a martingale type.

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