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
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11 hours ago
WE are SURE that Joker didn't MEAN to pull on your shoulder. Just Sayin...ReplyDelete
We pull our mom and dad on walkies too. We're just anxious to keep moving and see what's ahead of us. We bet Joker was thinkin' the same thing, Auntie Fern.ReplyDelete
Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly
Casper is my puller. I usually make him wear his harness because I'm afraid he'll choke himself. I love hearing about Joker!ReplyDelete
It's hard to contain the excitement of a walk with your person.ReplyDelete
WOW you and Joker really put on the miles together. I've always thought it would be fun to have a dog to walk. Guess it's a little late now tho.ReplyDelete
Wow five miles! What a lucky pup.ReplyDelete
What an eager walker, always pulling you along. He must have been really enjoying it.ReplyDelete
My dad feels the same like you in his shoulder when I have a bad day. But I bow my head that you managed 3 or even 5 miles with a fourlegged tractor named Joker :o)ReplyDelete
HA! Maybe Joker wanted to be a sled dog!ReplyDelete
I think Sage is the first dog we've had that doesn't pull--and never did. I know how hard it is on your shoulders when you do have a puller!ReplyDelete
It sounds like Joker really enjoyed being outdoors and smelling lots of new things. Sorry your shoulder had to suffer but otherwise the walks were good for both of you.ReplyDelete