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7/5/12 9:02 A

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7/5/12 8:21 A

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Zoe, my boxer, is helping with exercise. We use to just go out in the yard and play frisbee but now we're going on walks around the neighborhood. emoticon

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7/4/12 6:18 A

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emoticon and emoticon to the team. I walk my two together. The only reason I can do that is because my collie Radar is so good.I put a belt on and run it through the loop on his leash. I seldom have to pick it up. This leaves two hands for Sundance. Be-leave me they're needed. If I had two Sundances there would be no way! emoticon
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7/3/12 7:15 P

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7/2/12 2:25 P

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Thanks all! I love dog owners emoticon we are such a nice "breed"!

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7/2/12 1:20 P

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Good morning! I just thought I'd share that we have a new doggie.... and his name is Sparky. It seemed to fit, somehow.. talk about a constant motivator~

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7/2/12 1:01 P

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7/2/12 9:31 A

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7/2/12 7:25 A

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Welcome to the team!

I've been pulled down many times with my dog also. I gave up taking both cuz it was a pain, but I do take each of them out. Could you maybe do just a shorter walk with each when you short on time?

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7/1/12 10:07 P

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my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 100 pounds.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal

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7/1/12 7:28 P

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A few yrs. ago I was walking our big mixed breed dog in the dead of winter and was doing well till he saw something and started to run. I fell down and he dragged me along on the ice till I was able to get up. To add insult to injury people watched and were killing themselves laughing. I vowed right there I would go to Mexico every winter after that and did. It is dangerous to walk some dogs in some situations. Mostly I walk in wilderness areas off leash now. Dogs are strong and I am old.

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7/1/12 11:59 A

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Not discounting your bloody knees and elbows but Praise the Lord you are all okay. That situation not only sounds traumatic but it could have been potentially dangerous for all 3 of you!! Don't loose heart - it does happen... I have a 5 yr. old Golden that is terrified of garbage trucks and cans, odd noises and ANYTHING with back up beepers! I find is very odd as we have had her since she was 8 mos old and live in a small/quiet town. They pick up garbage on Monday and believe me, she TELLS TIME! You can always find her smashed in the "safe" corner of my office.
One day while walking her I noticed the street sweeper a block to the right and a back hoe a block to the left. In the few seconds it took me to assess the situation for her - she bolted - wrapped leash around a sign, pulled the sign from the ground and pulled me to the ground... the leash slipped from hand, she took off like a SHOT... leash and sign following her intensifying the anxiety! It ended with her running into the side of a parked car and releasing her scent gland on the sidewalk. The scenario has played in my mind many times; what if the parked car hadn't been sitting on the busy side street? I shutter to think and just have to believe God had His hand of protection on us!!
We have been working with her on the leash since that day. Watching her tail and ears for signs of anxiety and correcting her BEFORE it escalates. Not going to lie, it has been nothing short of many challenges! But her sake, it is worth it. So hang in there and thank you for listening. Might add that we will take ANY ideas/help that is out there, right! emoticon

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7/1/12 11:24 A

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Hi all! I love my furry friends...but I can't walk with them both emoticon . I have a 6yr old black and tan (75lbs) named Maggie and a 2yr old rottweiler mix named Roxy. Actually Roxy is my son's dog, but that is a different story. I've been trying to walk them together because i don't really have time in the morning to walk them both, and they just look so darn sad when i take one without the other. They walk great until we see another dog...then they go berserk! So last Friday, it was later than normal because I was off work and I decided to try it...well about a block from home a dog INSIDE A FENCE barked, the big dog lunged onto the gravel and down I went...all the way down, bloody knees and elbows and everything. So I'm sitting there wondering how in the world I was going to get up, the dogs are really barking, jumping and generally misbehaving and about 5 people drive by, a city cop drives by, a county sheriff drives by and no one stops to help. All I could think about was the fact that if the dog in the fence, who was now jumping high enough to be seen over the top of the fence came over i would be at dog level of a fight, not a good place to be. so I ended up having to let the small dog go, so i could roll over and haul myself up. Got them both home and have decided I will never walk them together again...thanks for listening...it was rather traumatic emoticon

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