Saturday, March 10, 2012

Puppy School: Session Three

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Jack had his third session of puppy school this morning.

The new behavior we were supposed to work on last week was walking on a leash without pulling.


Jack spent the first 45 minutes trying to pull my arms out of their sockets until the instructor introduced him to the pinch collar – it’s a metal chain affair with dull spikes pointing inward. It’s designed to give him an uncomfortable pokey sensation when he pulls, but not enough to really hurt him and the chain can’t choke him.

The improvement was dramatic, so we bought one and will use it for walks until he loses the desire to pull.

Jack had great fun at the end of the class tussling with his best buddy Cowboy, a red merle miniature Aussie. They seem to recognize something interesting and fun in each other.

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