North Shields Dog Walker Blog
Today came the moment that all dog owners fear, a dog escaped its lead! I'll skip to the end now and let you know that all was fine and no harm was done but for a fleeting moment my heart was in my mouth.
The Escapee in question was a new dog, Daisy. Today was my first outing with her and within 2 minutes of collecting her she'd Houdini'd her way out of her collar but I managed to keep hold of her long enough to slip the collar back on and tighten it up a bit.
We then collected Lewis and Islay who live very close by and as we set off on our travels Daisy managed to escape for a second time. This time we were on a path right next to a very busy road. I genuinely don't know if was by good luck or good management but she responded to my (rather panicked) request to stop and once again I got control of her.
I secured Lewis and Islay and looked once again at Daisy's collar. Every time I tightened it up it just wanted to slacken off again and I just knew she'd get loose if I put it back on so I popped Islays slip lead onto her and put the 'loose' collar on Islay - you could easily walk Islay using a length of string because her lead work is just brilliant so I wasn't worried at all about Islay trying to break free. We managed a full session and the last 50 minutes were a dream. Pity the first 10 was a nightmare!
Lush dog though, here she is with the fantastic Lewis and Islay.
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