A good "safety" exercise to practice is a command that tells your dog treats are in the offing, and use it at irregular intervals when you are walking. Combine the command with a total release of pressure on the leash, preferably when your dog has firm tension on said leash. Then if something unexpected happens you have a built in reaction of the dog to look to you for a reward. This won't work if your dog is pursuing a major distraction, but should give you an edge if you have an equipment failure in otherwise neutral conditions. (you can carry this one step further by "accidentally" dropping the leash in a controlled area, or with a light line attached for safety, and practice until the dog turns to you when it feels a total release)
Lost red boy in Clairemont CA
Patty M last edited by
Lost male dog, 26 pounds, Red & white Basenji. Old but fit dog, has little sight and is hearing impaired.Needs to take his meds to control siezures. Missing since Thursday morning November 11. Tags have phone numbers: or use the 858-309-2645. Call if you see this dog. Dog is probably confused and hungry. thanks so much. Name is Redje which is on his tag.
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Oh I hope he is found soon.
nobarkus last edited by
I posted this on FB and my friends cross posted as well. A lost older dog is terrible and I hope they find Redje fast!
I also sent an e-mail to our friends in San Diego. Poor old boy, hope he's found quickly!
Hi, have you found him yet?