April 25, 2013

"I hope you're not making a movie," I say...

... in this little Meade-made thing I call "Walking with Abby."

15 comments:

Inga said...

Why is it so much greener in Madison? I'm jealous, I'm not THAT far east of you.

Lem said...

Abby is ready for her Close-up Mr. DeMeade.

edutcher said...

With a dog like Abby, you go for an afternoon drag.

wyo sis said...

I've been told by dog people that dogs only do what you let them do. Maybe they never met Abby.

Moose said...

No training treats for Ann?

ndspinelli said...

I see you're of the "no choke chain" genre. I could say stupid, but I'll just say silly..particularly w/ a big dog like this.

Ellen Guon said...

Halti leads work pretty well. I had to use them with my dog that pulled too much, and I was afraid the dog might damage his throat. The Halti applies just enough pressure to the dog's nose to encourage them not to pull.

So is Abby a permanent family member, now? :-)

LarryK said...

Abby's run is more of a trot

sydney said...

Did Meade do that running backwards or did have that little head-camera thing on backwards while he ran normally?

rhhardin said...

I've taught the heel at four months owing to every Doberman pup going into 4-wheel drive on walks and becoming steam-breathing master-draggers, left to his own choice.

Teaching the heel takes about ten seconds.

ndspinelli said...

rhardin, You are correct. I hardly need to leash our dog.

kentuckyliz said...

I'm walking with Abby, oh oh
I'm walking with Abby, oh oh
I'm walking with Abby, oh oh
And don't it feel good!
Yeah!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

You are ruining this dog!

It has no discipline and is walking YOU. It may seem cute now because Abby is a puppy, but later a large dog and especially some St Bernards need to be well trained to heel, sit, stay and NOT to be thinking that they are the leader. The dog is not paying any attention to the person holding the leash, who is supposed to be the leader/controller and is instead being taught to run ahead, ignore the leash holder and is being taught terrible terrible discipline.

ndspinelli said...

DBQ, Bingo! I want to scream when I see people letting dogs bite on the leash, a cardinal sin!

ndspinelli said...

Dogs are like children, they need and WANT boundaries, training and discipline. However, you shouldn't put kids on a leash..that's wierd @ best. Just teach them to heel.