Training my Malamute Assistance Service Dogs
September 4th 2012 5:17 am
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I took Lone Star out yesterday for a short walk around the super market right near us. I left without thinking to put by back pack on. Big mistake! I didn't fall (my first fall with Icy was the one time I didn't bring "my ton of bricks") but only because we stopped frequently and I leaned against street light poles. I was fine going into the walk. We walked through a parking lot with lots going on and cars coming and going and people. She was excellent. Looking both ways and not giving undue attention to our surroundings. I was walking and I couldn't understand why I was having problems standing straight. By the time we got out of the parking lot and on our way home around it (next to a fairly busy road) I was having real problems. She was so good at telling that I was not well. She walked slowly and I let her sniff around to places we stopped. She was on edge. By the time we got home I was walking perpendicular. I sat down on the bottom stair and caught my breath and then made it upstairs to my armchair. By the time we were to leave to go to my son's Taikwondo I was able to walk down stairs to the door without a problem. My husband always takes me in my wheel chair as it's to far for me to walk yet. Due to balance and stamina.
Lone Star Mobilitiy SDIT