|Barked: Wed Jan 21, '09 5:54am PST |
|Tormé used to be a good jogging partner. Maybe because it was during the hot hot South Carolina summer and I'd only go a short distance then come back and refuel him with water/let him swim and go home.
But now that I'm trying to get back in shape, it's like he doesn't know how to be on a leash when we run. He'll start running next to me, sometimes pulling forward (which I anticipate and encourage), but then he'll start pulling at a 90 degree angle away from me, sometime running almost sideways. And if he wants to stop or sees another dog he'll buck and pull backwards, and when I don't stop stop he'll decide it's time to stop... by throwing himself to the ground, either on his side or on his back, being stubborn enough to get dragged for a few paces until I realize he's not getting up.
I'm getting really frustrated because walking he's good on a leash and used to be good on runs, and being all white he seems to know when to throw himself down into dirt or gravel that won't come out of his coat without a bath.
What should I do?
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