Thursday, June 9, 2011

Walking in the Heat

We've been walking Oscar as often as possible, even in this crazy heat wave that we've had over the last few days. We've been working on his loose leash walking, so there's been a lot of starting and stopping. We've just been using My Mighty Wolf treats, as opposed to the peanut butter on a wooden spoon, mostly because I keep forgetting to freeze the peanut butter on a wooden spoon (I don't think warm peanut butter works very well, and it's also messy). Oscar's been getting better, and is watching us more often while he walks, but he's still quite the leash-puller. Hopefully we'll get there soon, because even short walks get pretty long when you can only take two steps before stopping! We decided to hold off on getting a new EasyWalk harness for now because we don't want to rely on that for loose leash walking until he's a bit better on his own. We'll definitely go back to it though, because it's great, especially at the dog park, or at PetSmart when he's really excited and pulls like a maniac. Maybe one day I'll get a video of him there - his feet slide like crazy all over the linoleum, but he doesn't actually get anywhere because he's on a leash. Silly pup.

Pulling again...

Yoo hoo...I've got a treat for you -
look at that loose leash!

Now he sees it.

"Forget the treats. I smell
something interesting over there!"

We say "Back" when we want him to
return to our side...but sometimes we
just get this instead. Not quite, Oscar...

That's a warm (and happy) puppy!

Oscar enjoying his Water Rover.

I like this thing - we can carry water
along with us and it pours into the little
cup. When you tip it back up, the extra
water just pours back into the container.


Oskar said...

Teehee, I laugh cause it's just the way us schnauzers are. Gotta love us right. My person has those same issues.

Nubbin wiggles,

OscarBlogger said...

It's true, they're very schnauzer-y traits we're dealing with! It's difficult trying to train the schnauzer out of our schnauzer... ;)

Amber-Mae said...

Don't worry, Oscar. We pull too & we're supposed to be "well trained" dogs. TEE HEE! I like that water bottle of yours. We don't see any of that being sold here in Malaysia.

Hawk aka BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all,

Love the water rover.

Isn't a leash made for pulling y'all along? I walk obediently at heel with no leash. Why else put a leash on me?

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka Browndog

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