Over the weekend I took both my person and my younger person for a walk at the same time. That was really a challenge because I only had one leash and I wasn’t sure how I was going to keep both of them in line.
My younger person has been hanging out at his computer for most of his break from school, and I figured since he wasn’t used to our walks he’d probably stick close. So I let him go off leash.
Yeah, I know there’s a rule that all people are supposed to be walked on a leash, but sometimes a dog’s gotta do what a dog’s gotta do.
We headed out and the first thing I had to do was convince my younger person that we were not going on a little five minute walk. This walking stuff is serious business and he’d better get used to it.
Then, a little while later he wanted to stick to the trails instead of scrambling over the rocks like I’m used to doing. I don’t think he understood that you have to go over the rocks to get to my puddle. That route is non-negotiable.
When I started to head into the wash I was really afraid my younger person was going to run off.
I had to follow him and go the other way because I thought I’d lose him.
Younger Person, you’ve got to understand – I’m supposed to be taking you for a walk – not the other way around.
I think I’m going to have to teach my younger person to heel before we go out for another long walk.