Thought id share my morning with you.
When we got Brian, he was a lead puller. Ive no idea what he weighs. But it will be a fair amount. Ive been poncing around the back paddock, no other folks, dogs. Doing 'silky leash'. With a very stubborn dog. We have gotten as far, as walking quite a few steps between stops. But anyone who's been here, im sure shares my pain. There is progress, its just real slow way of getting home!
My notion, was to get a lift to a little way out of local town, and walk back, stopping for a latte at the coffee van on side of road. What was i thinking? Brian has not done heal work with bernie before. Ive never had bernie on leash with Brian come to think of it. Stupid woman!
Both of the dogs are on flat collars.
Brian is seriously irritatingly, painfully pulling and we are not getting far.
So i swapped methods. Using Brian's flat collar like a check chain, i 'popped' the leash, and brought him back to position, then we moved forward on word heal. Old school. Success?
Then Bernie told Brian to toe the line literally, and not zig zag in his face! Brian pulled his stubborn head in and It allowed me to walk 2 dogs in one hand, whilst i drank latte with other. Success?
While my coffee was being made, at my 'local', coffee man tells me im bad for business pointing to a que of van's and utes, with nobody getting out of their vehicles to order till we left. That made us laugh.
I also had to explain why id painted him green? Yeast infection treatment.
Now we are at 5 weeks of being with us. We begin to see a confident Brian, more true nature coming out dog. And im a bit overwhelmed by what i have taken on to be honest this week. Of course, i had no way of knowing Pohm would get so sick and need a lot of looking after.
Too much dog on my plate right now.
But we'll get there.
I wonder if also, at 14 months, he's coming into sexual maturity? He's getting interested in Bernie. Who's mutually admiring. Dogs huh?
He's marking every corner we have outside he has access to. And like cleaner fish in oceans, he 'stands' for Bernie to clean chops of slobber and his bits. Dogs are gross at times!
They'll be tears before bed time i reckon!
And to cap the morning off, i notice blood in urine outside. Detective work ahead today as i try to figure out which one?
I'll cut to chase, and take temperatures see if that points to one of them.
I wish the dog fairy would give me a break.