random doggy things that i want to remember, feel free to chime in!!!
adi’s turning 6 on april 28th!!!! definitely think it’s time to get her a nice leather leash and martingale/limited slip collar (if anyone has recommendations LET ME KNOW – I’ve been eyeing this one from Hamilton Hounds forever)
all harnesses i’ve tried (freedom, petsafe, ruffwear webmaster and frontrange) either fit very strangely or rub under her armpit area until it’s red and raw. if anyone has had good luck with a harness i haven’t mentioned please share! i’ve just resigned to walking on a flat collar while constantly working on loose leash walking; she doesn’t pull nonstop but i would like to have a bit more control because if we go somewhere new she’s super excitable for the first 10 minutes or so.
sometimes after i give her a treat for walking nicely/sitting when i stop, she’ll immediately pull ahead as if i don’t exist. at a stop-sit, i am working on waiting for a release cue, but i’m unsure what to do if she pulls right after being rewarded for walking nicely.
on a walk, adi will be go-go-go and definitely tries to pull more in the beginning of the walk. the second i turn around to walk home, she’s an angel and her LLW is much better and she focuses on me so well. similarly, she’s much more excited (and by that I mean: pulling everything, trying to sniff everything, basically ignoring me in every regard) when we go anywhere beyond her usual walk/trail.
i want to be more consistent (granted, i only see her once every 2 weeks) with working on nail trimming. she tolerates it but i definitely want her to be more comfortable with the dremel and clippers but not really sure how to do that
i’m starting to think she has allergies (probably seasonal) and maybe i’ll schedule a vet visit just to check up on that.
thinking about working with the behaviorist more consistently – it’s expensive, but she’s really knows her stuff. maybe this summer i’ll have a car!!