Dog trouble

I took my dog out for a walk this evening, and what actually ended up happening was a fight with another dog. A very small Yorkshire terrier that wasn’t on a leash. I found out that I’m not in control of my dog. Not even close. I don’t have a BIG dog. He’s a collie/golden mix, and is about 56 lbs. It took every ounce of strength to get him away from the other dog (who kept running TOWARD my dog). I put my entire weight into it, and it was hard work. It was dark out. I like to walk at night. One reason I take my dog out at night is that we’re less likely to encounter anyone. Sometimes he will behave himself if we see people or other dogs, and sometimes he won’t. I took him immediately home and called to sign up for obedience training. I haven’t been a very good dog owner, because I haven’t been firm with him at all. Lately, he’s gotten more and more bratty! This morning I made some bread and left it on the counter. Within a few minutes he had it on the floor. When I tried to take it away from him, he growled at me! Anyway, the beginning obedience class starts on Sunday and runs 8 weeks. After that, there are other classes we can take. I’m interested in getting him to listen to commands and to stop his aggressive behavior.

When I take Buddy to the dog park, where they’re all allowed off their leashes, he seems to do fine. It’s when he’s on a leash that he becomes a monster. In the meantime, I’m going to stop using the retractible leash and just keep him on a short leash. When he pulls, I’ll have to stop him. Giving him more leash because he pulled was a reward for bad behavior.

2 Comments

  1. BASSPLAYER

    HELLO BETH.
    MY NAME IS MARK.
    YOU GOT DOG PROBLEMSてカ.
    GOOD てカ. GET USE TO ITてカ.
    BEEN READING YOUR BLOG, THE DOG THING GOT TO ME.
    HAVE YOU BEEN TAKING HIM TO SCHOOL ?
    HE NEEDS THAT TYPE OF INTER ACTIONてカ.
    BUDDY WILL TEST YOU AND TEST YOU UNTIL
    YOU THE MASTER KNOWS BUDDYてカ

    1. BUDDY IS A WILD ANIMAL INSIDE HE ALWAYS
    WILL BE . HE CANてT HELP IT. GOD MADE HIM THAT WAYてカ

    2 WE AS MASTERS WHO LOVE ANIMALS MUST ALWAYS
    REMEMBER RULE ONE..

    3. HOW TO TRAIN BUDDY?

    IF YOU STRIKE OR HIT YOUR DOG ALWAYS DO IT FROM THE FLOOR UP NOT
    DOWN. AN ANIMAL SEEて A DOWN STRIKE AS A HIT FROM
    A BIRD OF PREY.

    A STRIKE FROM BELOW IS FROM ANOTHER DOG OR PREDATORてカ

    GET IT ? YOU DONてT WANT TO BE A BIRD OF PREYてカ.

    MOVE YOUR ARMS , YOUR DOG SHOULD NOT SHY AWAYてカ\

    TAKE A CAN PUT A FEW COINS IN IT てカ. 2 DIMES , 1 QUARTER , 3 NICKELS AND A PENNIES
    AND SHAKE IT てカ. BUDDYてS EARS WILL HEAR THIS

    HE WONてT LIKE IT てカてカ.HE WILL CRINGE てカてカTHIS IS YOUR TEACHING TOOLてカ.

    IF HE DOESNてT SIT てカ JUST SHAKE HARD ONCE AND MAKE HIM SITてカ.

    TRUST ME THE CAN WORKSてカ DO NOT THROW THE CAN JUST SHAKE AND GIVE THE COMMANDてカ.

    WHEN BUDDY OBEYてS GIVE HIM A TREAT
    GOOD LUCK
    MARK

    PS LET BUDDY GO IF UNDER ATTACK YOU MIGHT GET HURT てカ

    GOD MADE BUDDY TO BE HIMSELF HE DOESNてT NEED YOU FOR PROTECTION… GOD MADE HIM
    TO LOVE AND TO PROTECT YOU…GOD KNOWS
    … HE IS A GIFT FROM GOD TO YOU …
    CHERISH HIM, BUT HE CAN PROTECT HIMSELF
    HE KNOWS WHEN TO RUN……

    HE LOVES YOU てカ. GET IT! てカ YOUR IN HIS WAYてカ.

    PPS BEEN READING YOUR BLOG.
    AND
    YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS!
    MARK

    PPPS HAD DOGS ALL MY LIFE ALL 52 YEARS AND I GET REMARIED AND GUESS WHAT?
    NO DOGS BUT THREE CATS ! GOD DOES HAVE STRANGE SENSE OF HUMOR!!!!

  2. BASSPLAYER

    HELLO BETH.
    MY NAME IS MARK.
    YOU GOT DOG PROBLEMSてカ.
    GOOD てカ. GET USE TO ITてカ.
    BEEN READING YOUR BLOG, THE DOG THING GOT TO ME.
    HAVE YOU BEEN TAKING HIM TO SCHOOL ?
    HE NEEDS THAT TYPE OF INTER ACTIONてカ.
    BUDDY WILL TEST YOU AND TEST YOU UNTIL
    YOU THE MASTER KNOWS BUDDYてカ

    1. BUDDY IS A WILD ANIMAL INSIDE HE ALWAYS
    WILL BE . HE CANてT HELP IT. GOD MADE HIM THAT WAYてカ

    2 WE AS MASTERS WHO LOVE ANIMALS MUST ALWAYS
    REMEMBER RULE ONE..

    3. HOW TO TRAIN BUDDY?

    IF YOU STRIKE OR HIT YOUR DOG ALWAYS DO IT FROM THE FLOOR UP NOT
    DOWN. AN ANIMAL SEEて A DOWN STRIKE AS A HIT FROM
    A BIRD OF PREY.

    A STRIKE FROM BELOW IS FROM ANOTHER DOG OR PREDATORてカ

    GET IT ? YOU DONてT WANT TO BE A BIRD OF PREYてカ.

    MOVE YOUR ARMS , YOUR DOG SHOULD NOT SHY AWAYてカ\

    TAKE A CAN PUT A FEW COINS IN IT てカ. 2 DIMES , 1 QUARTER , 3 NICKELS AND A PENNIES
    AND SHAKE IT てカ. BUDDYてS EARS WILL HEAR THIS

    HE WONてT LIKE IT てカてカ.HE WILL CRINGE てカてカTHIS IS YOUR TEACHING TOOLてカ.

    IF HE DOESNてT SIT てカ JUST SHAKE HARD ONCE AND MAKE HIM SITてカ.

    TRUST ME THE CAN WORKSてカ DO NOT THROW THE CAN JUST SHAKE AND GIVE THE COMMANDてカ.

    WHEN BUDDY OBEYてS GIVE HIM A TREAT
    GOOD LUCK
    MARK

    PS LET BUDDY GO IF UNDER ATTACK YOU MIGHT GET HURT てカ

    GOD MADE BUDDY TO BE HIMSELF HE DOESNてT NEED YOU.

    HE LOVES YOU てカ. GET IT! てカ YOUR IN HIS WAYてカ.

    PPS BEEN READING YOUR BLOG.
    AND
    YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS!
    MARK

    PPPS HAD DOGS ALL MY LIFE ALL 52 YEARS AND I GET REMARIED AND GUESS WHAT?
    NO DOGS BUT THREE CATS ! GOD DOES HAVE STRANGE SENSE OF HUMOR!!!!

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