It has recently become a little difficult walking my dogs because, as I explained in the post Stronger harnesses on my new blog, Indy and Sandy’s leaches broke again and now we are using a collar/chocker. This is a regular collar but the leach ties to a chocker like net that, when pulled, acts like a choker. I do not like this because I was getting used to the harnesses and both girls were doing so well, walking them was a breeze.
Now, it’s almost like walking them when they were little and always pulling, except they’re bigger and stronger. I can handle them but sometimes I need help, especially when they catch me by surprise. Since we walk by an avenue, there are a lot of distractions, people, pigeons, dogs, cats and noises; none of which work well with puppies or me and suddenly they star pulling or barking, or pulling and barking. While they’re doing this I’m thinking, what is it or I need to control her, but I can’t think about both at the same time, let alone do both.
There are a lot of things going on, which I can handle if it’s just me or if I have a way to control my dogs, but when you add the constant pulling, it’s too much. It’s a great workout, at least it feels that way and I think in another environment I would be able to handle it better, but this is too much for my mind to process.
I have to find a way to deal with this, I know there are ways to deal with sensory hypersensitivity.