The musings of a self-proclaimed "crazy dog lady." Cardigan Welsh Corgis are my "heart dogs;" hence the name of my blog.
It's great to see the two friends together. Now how does your daughter feel about her bathrobe being a dogrobe?
Maddie? Care about a bathrobe? If it's not a human male, and attached to a cell phone, it doesn't exist. ;-)
Alden! Choke collars are BAD to leave on and worse to let them frap with!
Mandy, fear not, it comes off the moment we get home (except, naturally, when we take pictures). We'd been at the park, and Fig gets, umm, a tad enthusiastic when he sees other dogs. Ian was helping me lay track with Watson, and Maddie was holding Fig. Maddie has the strength of a newborn dust mite, hence the need for a choke collar.
Love the sleepy shot of Watson. He's still so adorable!
Suggestion: I see a tag hanging from the choke collar. Get a flat collar for the tags to put on him when not at home and use the choke collar in addition only when needed. Or even a prong collar. I don't like having tags on the choke.
You don't want to use a choke when tracking either -- too many catchy things (trees, bushes, and shrubs according to Fanny Flagg). I (try to) train my dogs to walk with me when I ask, and then release them to run wildly in places that permit wildly running. The other good thing about using different collars is that the dogs know what to anticipate -- obedience training, conformation, or tracking and other laid-back activities.So that you might have tags on them wherever you go regardless of the collar, you might get the "Quiet Spot". It is a small bag that has a glow-in-the-dark logo on it. Little tabs criss-cross to velcro to fasten the bag over any collar. It comes in a bunch of colors so you know which dog belongs to which bag. Added bonus, it keeps their white ruffs from getting black smudges from the cheap metal of the tags.