Saturday, June 14, 2014

Miró’s new job


Outside the confines of a training room, teaching a puppy to walk on a leash gets tedious. The puppy wants to pull forward, switch right and left, stop to watch moving things--a car! astounding!--while the attentive human must bend over to reward good behavior or stop quickly and turn if the puppy pulls. Normally I teach the puppy to walk on the leash before hooking up the coupler, but getting Emily around one block was going to take forever. Time for the easy way.

Surprisingly, Emily accepted the halti collar right away. I put it on her, treated, took it off.  Repeat. Same again the next day. She didn't try even once to rub it off, so I hooked everybody up and off we went.  Miró’s walking beside me kept Emily in line until I let them move forward for a quick photo op.
One block, two blocks, and then down to the park, through the woods, and back on a sunny day.

Time for what?

Where's the reward for our stunning perfection?



  1. Good job!
    Nothing better than easier walkies!
    Take care

  2. When I'm in the mood, I walk crazy too. Now where's the treats
    Lily & Edward

  3. Oh, I wasn't havin' ANY of that kind of collar! No siree Bob!! I jumped and bucked like a bronco to gets that off my snooter!! Ma tried and tried butts It just freaked me out!! Good on you Emily for makin' your Moms job lots easier.
    Bravo Miro!! You are one FABulous teacher!! I thinks that deserves a bone!!
    Ruby ♥

  4. Good job keeping Emily in line, Miro! We've never tried the coupler before but we do walk side by side when just mom or just dad is walking both of us together.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  5. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! You two ARE stunning perfection! Did you get to Walk somewhere fun?

  6. What a well behaved pup Emily is now! Good work in training her, Miró! Never heard of the halti collar, but it resembles the gentle leader, which Mom LOVES and Hootie hates. I (BRD) am a good girl, so don't need it. Everyone says what a good boy he is when he wears it, that's why he doesn't like it. BOL.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie