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Walking Your Dog

Contemplations
April 8th, 2005, 04:07 PM
When I go out to walk my two dogs, my little Italian Greyhound doesn't seem to like it and my Lhasa Apso is overly-excited. I'm practically being pulled by PiPi (the Lhasa Apso) and I'm nearly dragging MiMi (the Greyhound). Is there something I can do about this? How can I calm down PiPi and coax MiMi into actually walking on our walks? (I've attempted to lure her around with her treats but she doesn't like it when I DON'T bring the treats out.)

kandy
April 8th, 2005, 04:13 PM
How long have you had the dogs - are they pups or adults? Have you tried walking the dogs separately?

It sounds to me like they both need some training individually before you walk them together. :rolleyes:

Contemplations
April 8th, 2005, 04:22 PM
Eh. The Lhasa Apso is about 3 years old and the Italian Greyhound is a few months old. Maybe six or seven.

Jackie467
April 8th, 2005, 04:23 PM
I think you'll have to go on seperate walks until both dogs are taught to heal properly. I'd love to see pics of your italian greyhound, I have one too. I think you are the only other person on this board that I have ever seen that owns an Iggy.

kandy
April 8th, 2005, 04:37 PM
I know this has nothing to do with the thread - but I love Italian Greyhounds. Some friends of ours have one - named Sophie. Boy can she run when she decides to run! Sophie seems like a really smart dog so I bet you won't have any trouble training yours to walk better.

kandy
April 8th, 2005, 04:40 PM
You said that the other dog is really excited - have you considered the possibility that this is making the greyhound nervous? I know that my friend's greyhound is fairly timid so I just thought that maybe yours is the same way (I don't know much about Italian Greyhounds, so I don't know if the timid thing is a breed trait or not). :confused:

Contemplations
April 8th, 2005, 07:25 PM
I know this has nothing to do with the thread - but I love Italian Greyhounds. Some friends of ours have one - named Sophie. Boy can she run when she decides to run! Sophie seems like a really smart dog so I bet you won't have any trouble training yours to walk better.

That's strange. My younger sister's name is Sophie.


Well. Mimi is a bit timid but not when she's home. She loves playing with PiPi. Get's kinda loud and theres a lot of running around...but never when she's outside.

tenderfoot
April 8th, 2005, 09:42 PM
How much socialization did Mimi get to the outside world in her first few months? IG's can be so sensitive, and it sounds like she might have stimulus overload when she is outside - this is something that you would want to acclimate her to. Little bits of time outside in as possitive a manner as possible. Do not 'coo' at her if she seems nervous it just reinforces her nervousness. You, as the leader in her life, need to show how happy and comfortable you are in the big world - this gives her confidence when her leader shows confidence. Give her lots of jobs to do when you are outside with her - this helps her to keep her mind off of her worries.