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So this keeps coming up.

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Nat Ursula, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    image.jpg i fell on our walk a few weeks ago. I was banged up pretty badly. I felt like I broke my arm. I felt nauseated and was in shock. I had Tonka's leash and I think I let go of her. I don't even remember. Both dogs were worried and they jumped on my back. Lol
    anyways, since Teddy is pretty dog selective/reactive/aggressive it made me think what if my husband falls and drops Teddy's leash. It would not be good if he got away with his dog aggression. I told my husband that maybe it would be better to walk him with a muzzle. My husband is always concerned that he will not be able to defend himself. I feel like if he had a wire muzzle that he would hurt another dog just with that and his giant head. Lol
     
  2. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Don't you love that? You hurt yourself and they feel the need to jump on your head to see if you're okay. So caring.
    Glad you didn't break anything on your walk. Did you trip and fall or was Tonka pulling?
    I am going to be honest. I don't love walking dogs with muzzles on. I feel like it inhibits their breathing while exercising and it looks bad to Joe Public when walking a bull breed mix with a muzzle. I try not to draw attention in that way. Although, if it is safest for all involved, then yes, do it.
    Could you walk them at unusual hours, where there are less chances of running into other people walking their dogs and loose dogs?
     
  3. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I tripped on the curb because we were walking at Teddy's pace. I also felt fatigued on that day so that always gets me into trouble. We walk a little after 5 am during the week. We still see a few dogs on our walk. We saw a huge javelina the day before Thanksgiving. They are all over at that time. They would tear Teddy up. I would have ordered a muzzle already if it wasn't for the breathing being inhibited. The wire muzzle will barely fit him. It would only allow him to open his mouth one inch. I feel I timidated about ordering the bespoke muzzle. I feel like everything has to be very exact. It is so hot here that the muzzle has to allow him to pant and drink water.
     
  4. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    That's a tough one, however, a muzzle isn't going to stop him from going after a javelina, it will just stop him from biting the javelina. Which would be worse because he wont be able to properly defend himself. Do you carry a weapon with you when you walk them? Are you allowed a conceal carry in AZ? You could always muzzle him and if he gets loose, shoot the pig that attacks him. However, those things are so huge, you'd have to get it right between the eyes or it wouldn't even do much.
     
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  5. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    PS I love Teddy. He reminds me of Raven.
     
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  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Thanks. He sat by me on the couch the other night and my husband "fake cried." He left me and put his big snout in my husband's armpit.
     
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  7. Eden86

    Eden86 Puppy

    That's a hard one. Normally I'd suggest one of those joggers leads that attaches to your waist but we've all been clever and decided to get the breeds that can easily drag you along if given the chance. It's bad enough when Grace pulls now and she's a baby and only pulling my arm. Full grown and pulling from the waist, no thanks.
     
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  8. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    OMG, I bet B could drag me at least a mile right now if she wanted to.
     
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  9. Eden86

    Eden86 Puppy

    I'm about 170 pounds to Grace's 50 and if she stops on a walk I stop too. She's pulled me once where I've stumbled and that was only a foot or so to get at a scent. I don't know how big she's going to get but basically I'm training her now so I don't get dragged through the bushes by her chasing a wallaby or something.
     
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  10. Eden86

    Eden86 Puppy

    Oh, Nat, I forgot to tell you how adorable your two are. They always look like they're trying to convince you how good they've been.
     
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  11. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Thanks!
     
  12. Novy

    Novy Little Dog Premium Member

    I've been using the ruffwear leash that attaches to the waist. Iris is a puller and I actually like it as opposed to a normal leash, it's much easier on the arms and shoulders. But it wouldn't be good for somebody with back issues. They aren't perfect, when they start getting worn in they can come unhooked at times. But if getting away in the event of something like you mention happening.
     
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  13. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Thanks, I'm going to look into that. Yes, she seems super strong. How much does she weigh?
     
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  14. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    What about using this with a prong? To inhibit the pulling.
     
  15. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Yes, we use a prong collar now.
     
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  16. Novy

    Novy Little Dog Premium Member

    She hasn't been weighed in a while but if I were to guess I'd say she's likely between 55-58 pounds right now.
     
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