Getting Dragged To Australia
by Sherman Langer
(West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)
Oliver with a baby bird.
Our Aussie, Oliver, is simply wonderful... in the house, playing frisbee, at the end of a walk, and if the Site published our picture of him with a baby bird, you can see how gentle he is but...
Much of the time, when we walk, he is pulling me. If I tell him to heel, he waits for me to pull out a mini-Milk-Bone. He sits down, and I give him the treat. I continue to tell him to heel, and as long as my hand is in the pocket where the treats are, he is right at my side. If I say, "with me," that works too (as long as there is a treat on the way, but...
I can hear him "saying," Hey Dad, when you're ready to give me another Milk-Bone, I'm ready to heel again!"
Seriously, I've had to get two cortisone shots in my hands because of torn ligaments and I'm desperate to learn what I'm doing wrong.
I have tried the Gentle Leader, and it works great. The reason I don't use it is because Oliver cowers in the corner when he sees me take it out. I just can't use it when I know he hates it so much. Same with a harness I bought.
H E L P!!!