picture this. .. we deiced to go for a hike, and enjoy the amazing trails that are literally just out our back door. Amy, Todd, Reid and Denali (the dog) off for a nice spring hike.
I should tell you a bit about Denali. She is a good dog, great spirit. She is a bit, um, shall we say “high spirited on a leash”. . . she loves to run outside and she just can’t be bothered by a leash. We set out from the house. Todd had Reid on his back, and I was “walking” (I use the term loosely) Denali. I was trying my very BEST Dog Whisper dog walking technique. . . “I am the pack leader” “Calm Assertive Energy” I reminded myself. . . it just wasn’t working and before we got too far Denali and I needed a break from each other. OH, I should tell you about the leash. Since Denali is such a challenging dog to walk we have almost every variety of leash available. Today I was using the red one, which clips around my waste, with a elastic leash that clips onto Denali’s leash. The idea is my body weight helps keep the dog in control (yeah, right.)
So when Denali and I reached our breaking point, Todd grabbed a short section of leash and “walked” Denali with that. She works better with him, and really better with a shorter leash. Since we were going to let her off the leash she stayed clipped to me, while Todd managed her. . SO PICTURE WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS SAW. . “Did you see that? That man had his wife on a leash!”
Happy Mothers Day!!
(Oh, I should say, we really did have a great hike. Once Denali was off the leash we were all much happier. Reid got to throw rocks in the creek, and turns out he is quite the hiker!)