Monday, October 10, 2011

Safety Net

Lacey was having some behavioural issues this summer.  To put it bluntly, she was going after dogs at the dog park.  I have no idea what brought it on but I don't feel like I can trust her around other dogs.

We still go to the dog park but we go when it isn't busy (I consider 5 cars in the park busy - our parks are not well utilized) and when we are there, I usually just avoid everyone else.  Most of the time this isn't a problem, but we are occasionally surprised by someone.  In those cases, I need to make sure I can grab Lacey quickly.

You may have noticed a second collar around her neck lately... This is actually a very cool leash from Ruffwear that velcro's around her neck.  She basically carries a leash everywhere she goes so I can have control when I need it.  We've had to use it a few times, and each time it has worked like a charm.


Karen said...

That's a great idea. I think I see some webbing and velcro in my future.:)

Paws on the Run said...

Karen - They would be very, very easy to make yourself!

onecollie said...

I love that first picture of Lacey :)

Jenilee said...

That's super neat, I might have to get/make one! Just this morning we had issues at the dog park with the guns, the noise scares her. She's more confident on leash in those situations...would be nice if she carried her own leash for emergencies!