|I'm sorry I don't walk well on a leash. It's just not|
natural to me to do this. Be patient, please.
With the Spring and Summer hopefully upon us we'd like to take him on long strolls through the park, around our neighborhood and by other dogs, to pubs and restaurants with outdoor seating, in general just walking down the street without him being so leash reactive to other animals that it scares other people, and last, to let him play with other dogs that are friendly and have owners that don't mind their dog meeting Barry. We likely will never take him to a dog park but we will encounter dogs at public parks, on sidewalks, and other various public spots. I'd just love to be able to allow Barry to meet other dogs. As it is now we only allow it under certain circumstances. He's just too darn leash reactive. We certainly don't think he needs to be perfect. I'm not perfect myself and I'd never expect that of another person much less my beloved baby, Barry. We do want him to be less rude, though.
So it came that we would need someone to help us with his walking and some of the behavior he exhibited while on walks, towards other dogs, and those squirrels. We looked into a couple of things. There are some more courses we could take. People that do specialized obedience training, training for pit bulls, etc. Some were cheap and even free and others were outrageous and would require Barry to be at a boot camp for two weeks. We don't really think Barry needs an entire overhaul, just some redirection. We are the ones that really need to figure out what we're doing wrong and how to change that as well. We decided if we could get a trainer in to come to our home and and work with Barry in his environment and all of the usual distractions (rather than at a class in another location) it would be highly beneficial.
|I don't really wanna leave to do training. Okay?|
Next up on training: The Tip of the Iceburg