Yesterday afternoon we went to Petsmart. Midnight, our Lab Pup, was running out of her dog biscuits and we’d decided to take a look at choke collar since she’s been pulling so much when we take her for walks.
We’ve been using a Sporn harness on her since December, but lately even that wasn’t working. So when we got to the store (BTW this is the first time I was in Petsmart since my major allergic reaction) we ran into one of the Petsmart associates and asked about choke collars. The girl that was helping us suggested we try the Comfort wrap harness.
She went so far as to put the harness on Midnight and adjusted all the straps so it fit correctly. We then walked around the store to test it out. During our walk Midnight played with a few of the other dogs in the store. One small husky in particular was her main playmate – biting her ears! The harness held up and we didn’t feel the pull as much as we did with the Sporn harness so we decided to buy it.
We also decided to get Midnight another Mammoth bone. We got her one in January and there’s only a stub left that’s about 8 inches long. She’s barely been chewing on it lately. So … we took the plunge and bought her a big bone that’s at least 2 feet long.
A while after we got home from Petsmart and a side trip to the grocery store we fed Midnight and then gave her, her new bone. That was at 7 pm. It’s now a bit after midnight and we’ve just taken the bone away.
She never even asked to go outside to relieve herself the whole time she was chewing that darn bone! Oh, we did interrupt her and took her out to do her business twice during the five hour chewing session. I don’t think she would have moved otherwise.
Finally when I last took her out a few minutes ago I asked Chris to take the bone away and hide it on our enclosed back porch. She’s sniffing around trying to find it, but not complaining. It’s time for her to settle down and go to sleep!
I guess our puppy won’t be distracting me as much as she normally does for much of the next week as I’m sure she’ll be into chewing her bone for long periods.