Saturday, May 22, 2010

Going Green

In the spirit of coordinating all of Kyle's accessories, he is going green. A fellow club member makes beautiful green leashes, so I asked her to make one for Kyle. Today she brought it to our club meeting.

 (Kyle modeling his green leash and gentle leader in front of flowers.)

In addition to his green leash, Kyle also got a green gentle leader. For the past week and a half Kyle has done wonderfully in his halti. He walks perfectly and self corrects any bad behaviors. However, the poor boy still hates it. Any time we pause for a second, he starts rubbing his face on my legs or the ground. Since the gentle leader has less fabric on the dog's head, I asked to try one of them on Kyle for a few days. Right now the verdict is that he doesn't mind it as much (though he still rubs sometimes), but the gentle leader isn't quite as effective. We'll rotate the halti and gentle leader for a few days before making a final decision.

(Kyle giving me an annoyed look because I made him pose for too many pictures. His matching leash, gentle leader, and vest sure look nice though.)

Kyle has been a real trooper as we have run several errands. Now he is contentedly sleeping at my feet in the public library while I type this blog entry.

(Kyle lying on the library floor. He opened his eyes when he heard the camera, but he is out cold now.)

The day after I got Kyle I brought him to the library for one of our first outings. His behavior that day and today are drastically different. The first time we came he tried to solicit attention from everyone who even looked our way, and today he is just taking everything in stride. I'm proud of Kyle's progress. Way to go!

1 comment:

  1. It's not easy being green. ~Kermit the Frog

    You do look handsome, Kyle.