Train your dog for the leading after a few sessions the control was switched from dog leading owner-to-owner leading dog. When a dog was denied a tasty treat after performing some service and that treat was conferred on another canine that had done none of the work, the first dog was rather miffed. How about you leading dog or dog leading;
Leading a Dog’s Life
By Sandra Hart
There is no escaping it. Your age, credit score, beat-up car, unforgivable habits, or unacceptable two-legged behavior has no value in the eyes of a dog. Those adorable con artists can smell an easy target a mile away and shower you with an unconditional love with which no human can compete.
Somehow, dogs are masters at finding a two-legged one of their kind that they can own. And each and every time they have found me, I have been such a mark. So prime for the taking.
At eight months my first word was dog. That early beginning of verbal recognition totally convinced my parents that I must be some sort of genius. Unfortunately, their elated, if not hasty evaluation didn’t last long as I prattled day after day the same mono-syllabic word in reference to all things around me. But indeed it was to be an omen.
By the age of three my fascination with four-legged creatures within my environment could not be satiated. One day having often observed our family tabby cat basking in the sun on her favorite open windowsill, my curiosity finally peaked. I decided to give her a sneaky push to see if she could fly.
My mind has erased the finale of this childish impulse that sent Tabby spread eagle from that open window. I have never known her fate from that impromptu push, but I hope that she did land safely on all fours.
My curiosity and love of animals began at that moment and I can honestly say it would prove to be the one and only, first and last, possibly cruel act I inflicted on any of God’s creatures.
Excerpt from Barking For Biscuits: Leading A Dog’s Life by Sandra Hart, Myartisansway Press 2008.
Sandra Hart is the former Ms. Sandra of the children’s television program Romper Room and is a working actress, award-winning author and motivational speaker. She is hostess of http://www.sandrahart.net and http://www.livingwithpmr.com.