|Barked: Sun Nov 27, '05 7:04am PST |
|Nolte, thanks for that! It makes me feel a lot better. But I do have a question... Since you're a guide dog you wear the guide dog harness, right? So how do you use the gentle leader, too? Is it attached to the harness or do you have a separate leash for the gentle leader or what?
I also had no idea we could be asked to muzzle in a cab! Luckily I don't take cabs (I have issues with riding in cars, even of people I know) so it won't be a problem, but it's a good thing to know!
Also, I kind of realized that other pups get the "muzzle" comment but I guess since pits are all getting banned and everything maybe I'm over sensitive. Another thing is that it seems if you have the fawn colored gentle leader it would blend in with Nolte's coat and so be less obvious. The one that blended in the best with Sabrina's coat is the fawn colored one (believe it or not), but it still is very visible. Perhaps I should get a purple one to match her vest and then no one would think it's a muzzle? Nah, they probably still would.
Shadow, Sabrina had a hard time with "take", too. I had to teach take in order to teach her to pick up my medicine case and give it to me. The way I did it was to work on taking food, then a really exciting toy, then a less exciting toy, then a toy she doesn't really care about, and finally to my medicine case. It's not a command I use very often with her so she would probably need a quick refresher on it, but I'm pretty sure she would take whatever it is that I pointed it (of course, having the refresher first). I took that training idea from teaching "catch"... which we are still on the catching small treats and occasionally an exciting toy stage. But that's not a very important command, I know!
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