|Barked: Wed Sep 2, '09 3:15am PST |
|Don't get me wrong - I usually meander right along my ma's right side, and my sister takes the left (smartie pants does a true heel, bein' a border collie mix and all), but sometimes, I show ma where I want to go with a good strong pull.
Then I hunker my head and shoulders down, in a crouch, to hold firm to the sidewalk. I make like a 105 lb. statue of a stalking lion.
Then I hope for the best and ya know what? Sometimes it works! You never know. Always worth a try, I say.
Why? Well, of course I can tell who's gone that way, or maybe I want to go check out Bill's house (my teacher's husband gives me treats like a pez dispenser), or sometimes I'll want to head out toward Urbanimal, where I get my food from, or over to Modie's house (the Rottie I've got a crush on), or back to the dog park on a nice day.
I smell the squirrels when I cross their little paths (usually awhile after Agnes actually SEES the squirrels). I can find the piece of baloney sandwich the high schooler threw in the bushes. And I follow the trails of Dogs I Know.
Sometimes I even lead our walks! So, overall, I find pulling can be a good strategy, with intermittent rewards.
Has anyone else had good results with pulling?
Over and out,
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