Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Leash Gremlins

Our friends over at Pocket Pittie in the City recently wrote about living with what they lovingly termed a "leash gremlin."  Yep, we've got one.


We've admitted before - in our first week home with Edi, we contemplated about taking him back.


Thinking about it breaks my heart.  We almost missed out on a truly special dog.  And not only would we have missed out on Ed himself, but all that we've learned and experienced because of him.


Having to work harder and tap into more resources has helped us to meet so many new people, start a blog, and create a dog walking group!


Do you have a leash gremlin?  How do you "deal"?

6 comments:

  1. Melvin!! The first walk we went on I started crying and saying 'what have I done!". But like you, love had already set in so we kept the big knucklehead and have spent every day since figuring it out!

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    1. And then you quickly realized that leash manners were the least of his issues! HA! It's a good thing he's so damn cute!

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  2. Boomer is pretty good until he sees another dog and then goes full on gremlin while Dottie is a gremlin from the start. We're working on the issues but it's something that takes time and lots of practice!

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    1. Definitely! One thing that we want to be better about is taking walks just to train -- not for exercise and not to get somewhere -- and work on focusing, having a loose leash, and remaining calm!!

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  3. Leash Gremlins UNITE!!!! Thanks for the shout out. It's always good to know we're not alone. :-)

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    1. Here here! That's by far the best thing about blogging -- knowing we're not the only ones!!

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