Tag Archives: loose-leash walking

Reasonable Expectations – 4-27-2017

There is a quote that I like:  Expectation is premeditated disappointment.  (I would love to give credit to whomever said it first in that way, but I can’t find that source.) This quote reminds me often that I must have … Continue reading

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Ollie and Trailer Loading and Teetering

On the trailer loading skills front, I’ve been working more with Ollie than with Atty lately.  Atty seems to be pretty solid on the loading part.  What I need to work on with him is having the trailer move and … Continue reading

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Trailering Skills, Session #194, 11-24-14, #thevolunteeringhorse

Today was a great day in different ways.  First it was warm!  It got to nearly 70 degrees today and that was a nice respite from the sub-freezing temps we had just a few days ago.  It was sunny but … Continue reading

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Making Strides – Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 5-27-14

Sophie and I are continuing on our program of loose-leash walking and she’s really doing very, very well. The last few days that we’ve been out, the weather not only has cooperated, but so have the distractions.  Either there weren’t … Continue reading

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Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 4-19-14

Sophie is getting really good at this and I’m happy to report that we made it all the way to the neighbor’s driveway today.  That’s perhaps 100 feet from the end of my driveway.  We didn’t have to do figure … Continue reading

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Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 4-17-14

Sophie is continuing to improve even to the point of being off leash on my driveway when I go to get the mail or the morning newspaper.  When we first start out near the farm gate, she is right by … Continue reading

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Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 4-16-14

Sophie and I have been out a couple more times since the last post on this topic. I did notice that she does really well as long as we’re still in/on my driveway.  Once we make the turn to the … Continue reading

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Sophie and Loose-Leash Walking, 4-8-14

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Sophie and I have been working on loose-leash walking lately.  Today was our fourth practice (I think).  The first two times, we just went the length of my driveway once and back home.  The driveway is about 200 feet long, … Continue reading

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