Joker had not spent a lot of time on leash!!! That turned out to be so very evident!!!!! He pulled me something awful!!! He really hurt my shoulder. At first we just walked around the yard for about a month. Then on leash for a few days in the yard. THEN REST my poor shoulder!!! On a new week we tried walking on leash out back in a path to a dirt road. He loved it but he still pulled me way too much. But it was a good start!!! We started slowing walking out back every morning. At first it was short walks. As time went by everyday we tried to walk just a little further.
By the time we had walked a year we were up to 3 miles a day. By the end of Jokers life life we had gotten up to 5 miles a day. He still pulled me too much tho!!! He loved it, those walks, so much and I think it helped him live a very long life. My shoulder suffered a lot in those years and is still in bad shape b/c of those years of pulling on me. I never got him to stop pulling on me!!!!
I have one more post about Joker that I will post sometime this week.
Love coming your way, Fern
21 hours ago