Monday, February 10, 2014

PEDs: Space and Focus

As owners of a reactive dog, we always ensure we know exactly where Edison and his focus are.  Not only that, but we usually have to make sure we know these same things about the dogs around us.


It's easy to take this for granted, however.  We've found we're much more lax with Tesla.  But space isn't just for reactive dog owners to worry about.  Even the humans of social butterflies need to be aware of where there dog is -- both physically and mentally!


This is one expectation we have of our Pack members.  Not only does it help each of them be better neighbors to other pedestrians, but it also takes some of the pressure off of our reactive dog owners.  They can be relieved to know that the other dogs in the group will be under control, allowing them to focus completely on their own dog.


2 comments:

  1. That's such a great idea and it surprises me how many people don't get that concept. Last year at Pits in the Park, I was trying to keep Ray in a "sit" next to me and some lady was letting her dog jump on Ray and her response was, "well, they're pits, what do you expect." Gah, I expect really, really good manners, especially in that kind of environment!

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  2. Look at all that snow!! Love that you set dogs and humans up for success.

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