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A guaranteed brisk walk

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

If you ever want to guaranteed that your pace won't slack when taking a walk buy a lab that isn't quite leash trained (and may never be despite my efforts lol). I take mine for a walk (or more accurately he takes me for a walk) a couple times per week with the family and its all that I can do to keep up with him. The leash is always taunt. You would think he would one day figure out that if he stays by my side the collar isn't so tight but he doesnt. Heaven help me if he sees a nice bush or garbage can he feels he needs to sniff. All in all its never dull and I always get a good work out.
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  • CAP1979
    We have a german shephard/australian shephard cross as well that I use as an excuse to make the whole family go on a walk. The shephard does a little better on a leash at least until she sees another dog. She can go a bit nutty around others of her species. I'm guessing it's her protective instincts kicking in.
    3575 days ago
    Oh yes, I feel your pain. We had a lab for many years. Now I still have my Toby, a big mixed-breed dog, who still loves a brisk walk and a good run (off the leash, thank goodness) even though he's 10 years old. Isn't it nice to always have a friend who's willing to go on a walk with you?
    3575 days ago
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