Wednesday, February 18, 2009

No More Pulling

One of my favorite TV shows this summer was "It's me or the Dog". Victoria Steelwell went to different homes in London and taught dog owners how to control their dogs. Our dogs aren't too bad. They have their quirks ... but they are honestly getting much better! One problem is that our pups love to go for a walk and they love to pull! Daphne will often look back at us as to ask ... "UM can't we go any faster??". It wasn't much fun to walk her because she pulled so much. One thing that Victoria told these dog owners was to get their dogs a non-pulling harness. It connects under the dog's chin so that if they pull it turns their head and they get uncomfortable -- thus eliminating their pulling. Joe and I bought Daphne one of these harnesses and I tried it today for the first time. I literally was able to walk her with two fingers. Her leash rested on my middle and pointer finger. We were able to enjoy a nice walk together -- until my belly got heavy -- my ears got cold -- and it was time for me to go home. Now we just need to buy one for Copper! YAY!

4 comments:

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Yipee! I hate it when the dogs take YOU for a walk! It's just not right. Glad that you ahve learned about such a handy gadget.

Jess and Jen said...

You are such an active blogger lately! Good luck with the dog walking...pretty soon you'll be pushing a stroller too!

Mom and Dad said...

Well, Jen, I like your doggies. They are pretty nice people!
Glad you were able to find a way to take THEM for a walk and not a drag.. .
Good job!!!!! Love ya, ANn

Lynsey said...

I'm glad it worked. Maybe I'll have to try one with Rocky and Apollo. And I would love to get them socialized so that we could all go for a walk with the babies this summer!