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11 December 2010
not sure if related to being amputee, but my dog wants to attack – and has injured a couple- small dogs. It’s seemingly w/o provocation.
Otherwise, Sissy is super friendly with all people (except little kids).
I’m also looking for a harness/collar that prevents pulling on walks.
25 April 2007
Aww poor Sissy. I wonder what gets her dander up? Did this just start after amputation? If so, this is just a guess, but she could be in come kind of pain and feels vulnerable around other animals? Has she been assessed by a rehab therapist? If not, I would make that my next move.
As for the harness, well as a front leg amputee, Sissy is just going to walk faster than ever, there’s no real “heeling” with a front-leg Tripawd. They need the speed for balance and momentum and any of the no-pull harnesses on the market could do more harm than good to a dog with a compromised gait like hers.
However all is not lost. There’s no reason why you couldn’t find a happy compromise. You walk a little faster while she tries her best to just take it a notch slower on walks. Have you tried repeating any leash training you did as a puppy? You may want to revisit leash training tactics but allow some leeeway for her need for speed.