Quickie doggy update

You may remember around New Year I mentioned we’d discovered a sore place on Maggie’s chest and were keeping an eye on it. We treated it with the cream we use for her feet which is for dermatitis, and it’s cleared up nicely. The scab is almost off and revealing beautiful unblemished pink skin underneath.
Second doggie update is the lady training her dog on the lead.
She hasn’t actually knocked on the door, but I’ve seen her often and the last time we spoke, she said she’d invested in a choke chain. I’m not a fan of those personally, but appreciate if used correctly they can be a good deterrent for a lunging dog.
She is walking the dog at least twice a day, using different techniques each time, which is the harness we loaned her, an extending lead, short lead or the choke chain.
It seems to be paying off as the dog is walking much better on the lead now. I’m pleased she’s making such good progress and that doggie seems to have found a permanent home.
I thought you might like to know.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Quickie doggy update

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Happy to hear that Maggie is ok and that the doggie has a permanent home. I love happy endings, especially where fir babies are concerned.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Fur, not fir

  3. Yes, thanks for a Maggie Moment! 😀

  4. The Hook says:

    Thanks for the update, old friend.
    I’m glad everyone’s doing well.

  5. That’s awesome. I’m always so relieved to hear that folks are actually taking the time to train their dogs. Walking on a leash or lead does not come naturally to a dog and training is, IMHO so very important for the doggies, their humans, and the others around them. Glad to hear it.

  6. Suze says:

    so glad Maggie is doing better! she looks so sweet.

  7. jansenphoto says:

    That is great to hear!

  8. The more a dog get exercise – and walks on a leash, the better the owner and dog cooperate.
    Paws up for adorable Maggie!

  9. I hate choke chains and refuse to use one. But Cody learned quickly enough when I really yanked on that leash one day (I was totally annoyed with her, being as I was late for work). Fortunately, it wasn’t a neck collar, it was a harness, so she was more surprised than choked). After that, she walked fairly decently.

    • I don’t like them either, although I had one for my GSD instead of a leather collar, I never had to pull hard on it though as it was enough to just rattle it.
      I had a long lead that I would hold in both hands across the front of my body. If Maggie pulled too hard I could rein her in without yanking my arm out of the socket, and gradually I only had to tap the lead to get her attention to walk better. She’s pretty good, but still pulls sometimes.

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