We've been working on loose leash walking in our nabe & in the backyard. We took our B's to the park yesterday to get some air & walk along the park bike path. I was NOT trying to socialize. My husband went up ahead with C3PO & he got anzy when passing up a group of dogs playing frisbee with their owner but eventually settled down & he kept on walking. My husband actually got C3 to SIT & watch from a distance :eek:
On the other hand Miss TOPAZ decided she was going to cut across in front of me head for these dogs with or without me. I kept trying to pull her back to my side & keep walking in another direction & I got nipped twice with all her excitment. She was completely uncontrollable. I tried my best to keep the leash loose to show that we were just walking by but this gave her more slack to keep pulling the direction of the dogs. I finally had to pick her up under my arm & keep moving.
It was very frustrating:( my husband insisted we keep going back & forth until she got used to it. After a couple of tries she walked by still looking in that direction (I could NOT get her attention AT ALL) but at least I didn't have to pick her up.
It's very frustrating when they completely disregard you! How do I manage this situation?? I'm trying not to tense up but when she's pulling like a maniac at the other end of the leash it's hard. I dont' get why?? The other dogs where minding their owner NOT HER!
I like this park & so would they if theylearned to enjoy the scenery & keep moving.