Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I am happy to report that my dog FINALLY walks at my side without pulling, running ahead and zig zaging back and forth so excited that there there was no controlling him. I adopted Bentley a year old Maltipoo, 9 months ago from a rescue group. He came from a family who was moving and could not take him along. He was didn't have too many issues other than jumping up on people and pulling on his leash. For the last 9 months I have been trying to get to understand that I want him to walk next to me. My other Maltipoo Marley pulled too but she figured out what I wanted a few months ago. The fact that both dogs are Maltese and Poodle both smart breeds didn't make much difference when it comes to intelligence. They are cute and have a happy go lucky temperaments but not real bright. It took a long time and lots of hours walking for them to get it, but they did FINALLY. It took lots of patience. Even though there were many times I though I would never see the day I didn't give up. Now we have a great time everytime we go out walking. The same thing goes for the attitude that leads to success when it comes to weight loss. Don't give up, just keep on trying. You CAN do it!!