Dog Tricks Sunday: Useful tricks performed by Jesse
New Dog Walkers Appreciation Day!

Don't Tease Me Bro

I'm a good dog. I'm an older dog, with aging hips. I'm also a big dog. I weigh more than you do little girl. Do you know what you're doing with my sheep?

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Even the best behaved dogs, like me, can hurt you accidentally. It would make me very sad to knock over my little friend in pink, or worse. Because I love you, here are my tips on how to play with dogs:
  • Don't hold my toy so high that I might knock you over on my way down, after grabbing the toy
  • Remember all dogs have nails - and big dogs have big nails
  • Choose a space with lots of room to play, not a spot crowded between a chair, a lamp and sliding glass doors
  • Give me room to chase the toy if you decide to toss it, don't assume I can navigate furniture in my excitement to retrieve my sheep
  • Toss my toy, don't just hold it high above my head and tease me with it. I will take it from you.
  • I love you. I bring you gifts out of love when you come through that door. Remember that and let me win the game of fetch easily sometimes. I promise to pretend that you made me work for it.
  • When strangers visit, like these nice kids, please show them how to play with me. I want them to like playing with me and not be afraid.

Please share this with all your dog friends and anyone with young kids. Love, Cleo.

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