Friday, January 11, 2008
Walk This Way (in balance)
I'm learning to walk with a leash. Jenn fitted me a special green harness called a step-in harness and attached her double ended leash to me in not one but two places. I've seen other dogs on leash, but never attached at two places. Jenn says this is an easier way to teach me to walk without pulling. When I pull forward, she gives me gentle, pulsing signals on my shoulders that encourage me to walk in balance. It's really simple for me to understand and I'm walking great now. I see lots of other dogs walking on leash that just look miserable being choked and yelled at. I wish they could have a chance to learn this way. Jenn says that this is a TTouch technique and that step-in harnesses and double ended leashes are starting to be available everywhere. If you can't find them, check out Jenn's "Recommended Products" page at www.bluedogk9.com. I've also learned that paying attention to Jenn when she asks is a good thing. She says my name in a happy way, I look at her face, and she rewards me with a treat, a pat on the chest, or using her voice to let me know I'm awesome.