After about a couple of weeks off my Doc-walking duties, we are back in our old routine. Doc and I and I’m also happy to announce that I do so with pleasure, no complaints at all anymore. Well so far…
I walk him now, not the other way around. He used to “walk” me, no, let edit that, he used to “drag” me around with him. It became so bad that my right arm started hurting and I actually had to see a doctor.
No. He hasn’t changed. He is still the same annoying and over-excitable Doc that he is. But thanks to some lovely friends who’ve advised me about getting a Halti when I complained about his excessive pulling, all’s well that ends well. We didn’t purchase a Halti though, what we got instead was a P.P.E Handy Halter lead and when told that it was locally made in Cornwall, we were sold. It’s great to support locally made products, isn’t it?
The lovely woman at the pet-shop fitted the halter on Doc and told us to walk around the area first, just to make sure that the halter will work on him. It’s advisable to bring your dog when buying this kind of product, since its known not to work on some other dogs, according to the woman at the shop, it all depends on your dog.
Doc struggled too at first and did all he could to try to take it off. But once we were walking, he was like a different dog and just gave up struggling and just gladly walked beside us.
Doc sporting his new Handy Halter Lead.
A miracle! That’s what it is, folks. If you’ve met our dog, you’ll know why I’m being so dramatic about this.
So yes, I’m now a happy Doc-walker.
And here we are on our walk this morning. Doc walking beside me and NOT IN FRONT and dragging me behind as he used to do when out for walks.
He runs like the wind as soon as he is off his leash.
Can you spot the tourists on the hill? It’s lovely to see our little village come alive again, especially when the weather is good.
The drab greyness is gone too and all is green and abloom with wild flowers.
And as you can see, as long as he has his stick, he is one very happy dog indeed.
On our way back though, we met the bully cat of our neighbourhood. He knew that Doc was on his lead so didn’t even bother to budge, but of course he gave Doc his “You wouldn’t dare come near me look”. Let’s just say little T’s dog took the hint very well.
The bully cat maimed the tail of our neighbour’s cat named Benjie once, he had to have several stitches to save his tail. But he’s alright now. Be afraid, be very afraid.
Have you tried a halter lead too or any similar product on your dog?
How was it?
Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post, but would gladly and freely endorse it to dog-owners who like to pull when out for a walk.