Just a few walks for Oliver, and I have to say, I'm impressed! We hadn't met before yesterday (which I would otherwise never do, but this booking was for a friend, so I took the rules and bended them a bit). As I entered, O did his best to act the guard dog, but gave up within a few barks. Fantastic. I appreciate a pup who knows to alert of impending danger, and then wait to see if the situation is actually dangerous!
He did just as his owners suggested; give him a little food to go in, and he'd need something to go "out." He pulls a bit on the leash, but I think that was mostly my fault, as with this head cold I've got, I had no energy to establish walk boundaries. I had a few hints that O was a good walker in that when I did warn him with a "hey, Oliver?" he happily ran right back to me and performed a few turns for me.
Pups with short legs like pugs are great about getting untangled from the leash. O just lifted his arm & shook a bit; Free! :)
Today I decided to bring Bella along for the walk, and O practically peed his pants with excitement! He couldn't resist her "perfume" and jumped all over her. B loved it! Sometimes she gets annoyed with hyper pups, but I think yesterday's 8-hr drive (to Reno & back) left her craving some time with a peppy friend.
I admit, we didn't do much boundary-setting on the leash today, either. But why would I squash the fun the those two were having? Thanks for letting me take care of little O Cowboy for a few days!