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[Jun. 20th, 2005|01:12 pm]
So, my neighbors (T and RM) are out of town. They want me to play with the dog, maybe walk her, and take the cats out for an airing.

Attempt One to Leash the Dog: Take leash. Have dog step on my foot. Reach for D-ring on collar. Get arm lightly bitten. Scold dog.

Attempt Two: Take leash. Pet dog's ears. Watch dog sit down. Reach for collar. Get sleeve bitten. Scold dog. Get arm lightly bitten.

Attempt Three: Have dog sit. Take collar. Find D-ring. Take leash. Get leash bitten and dog walking in circles to chase my hand. Dog whines.

Attempt Four: Take collar. Find D-ring. Take leash. Get hand lightly gnawed on. Scold dog. Dog bites at my shirt.

Attempt Five: Take collar. Take leash. Attempt to attach leash to collar. Dog lies down and tries to bite my sandels. Scold dog.

Dog did not get a walk.

In other news, it's 90 here. In the shade.

[User Picture]From: white_aster
2005-06-20 07:40 pm (UTC)
:snickers: Oh dear. Though I wouldn't say that dogs are hard so much as they are just...like really dumb kids. He was probably trying to play. And one thing I've learned about trying to leash dogs that don't want to be leashed? that when they get distracted by something else (say, a tasty sandal), that THAT's when I strike and get the leash attached. :)

Our old dog used to be pretty much the same way when you wanted to get him on a leash. He'd be SO EXCITED that he got to go for a WALK that he'd prance and play and not let you get ahold of him to actually put the leash on. It usually involved making him sit, or, failing that, playing grab-dog with him until he was a little too slow....
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[User Picture]From: corvid
2005-06-20 08:02 pm (UTC)
I don't mind the 'eeeee walk!~' It's the biting that gets really annoying. They've got the dog trained to expect treats in someone's hand, but that means he thinks that hand = food = teeeeth.

Of course, the dog's a young Labrador of the slightly neurotic variety.
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[User Picture]From: white_aster
2005-06-20 08:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the biting is a definite no-no. It's hard to thwap the dog for biting when you've got both hands full trying to put on the leash, and labs have all of three brain cells, so having them remember what you're hitting them for when you have to drop the leash and grab your thwappy thing is asking a bit much....
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