NO and you cannot make me!

All dogs, regardless of size or breed, need to be taken on daily walks to get moving. It is an important ritual in keeping your dog mentally and physically stable.

For our Beagles, Maddox and Buddy, when running shoes are in hand they begin singing like contestants trying out for American Idol, dancing included.

Walks USED to be slap-happy Iditarod’s with frenzies of purposeless pulling and choking only to cast off madly in all directions, fighting for command. Then this would happen a few blocks out…

 

and this

And this

until Buddy would join the ‘sit-in’ creating a sidewalk Sig-Alert lasting f.o.r.e.v.e.r.

Maddox sits, hunkers down and will not budge for he feels the direction he is walking is homeward bound; walk over. The King was establishing his Alpha Male role, “Imma not moving and you can’t make me”. I needed to regain control establishing my Beagle pack dominance. I consulted Cesar.

I now walk them just like Cesar Millan, mastering them by

Walking in front allows you to be seen as the pack leader. Conversely, if your dog controls you on the walk, he’s the pack leader. You should be the first one out the door and the first one in. Your dog should be beside or behind you during the walk.

We walked today and I owned the streets. No sitting just walking and obeying.

Thanks Cesar.

3 responses

  1. Lauren

    Thanks for the walking tips! now i can own the streets with my dogs too!

    February 27, 2010 at 9:36 am

  2. Hannah

    I love the cute pictures of Daphney! The good advice is going to be used with my dog, Murphy. He may not like it at first,but he can deal with it. I love the blog it is a great site!

    -Hannah

    February 27, 2010 at 9:38 am

  3. Jackie

    last timeI had to keep tricking Gigi to go on a bit more until i just gave up and went back home. then she was back to a trot!

    April 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm

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