Monday, June 01, 2009

C'mon, Charlie!


Charlie always has his own ideas about where it's safe to walk...
  • past the apartments where he heard a loud motorcycle weeks ago? - NO!
  • next to the school? - NO!
  • too far away? - NO!
I used to let him get away with this, but my cousin who's a (human) psychologist convinced me it's better to help him get past his fears, so now we power through. Go, Charlie!

 

9 comments:

dewdana said...

You can do it big guy! moose has conquered a fear or two and still has lots to go! His latest is the "ferocious" 9mo puppy 'snow white' who lives next door. We have a ways to go on that one! Anywho, moose feels your pain!
As dan rather likes to say, "courage"
Moose + Dana

Chester said...

Mom wishes I had just a little bit of fear. My lack of it has been a problem from time to time. So hope we can compromise and make these 2 leggers happy. (Yeah, right!)

Woofs and courageous slobbers,
Chester

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I wish I khould be there to help!

I'd 'pull' him past those issues!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Lorenza said...

I know you can do it, Charlie!
Go! Go!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Twix said...

Sorry your humans take you to such scary places. Maybe you should take em and push em out of a plane...that'd teach em! ~Twix

Moco said...

What is the sense of going on a walk if you can't go where YOU want to go.

jan said...

I agree with your cousin. Giving in to a dog fears is reinforcing them and rewarding him for behavior you don't want.

NCmountainwoman said...

Wednesday was garden tour in our neighborhood. Neither of the girls wanted to go past the mylar balloons at two neighbors.

Tracy said...

Hi
Charlie is a cute doggie...his hair is very pretty...all doggies has his own idea for everything...thank you for sharing this...the other thing I's like to share with you is that there's a person who knows pets' language and she can communicate with them, if you're curious about it, can check out: www.mrsdolito.com and one true funny story from consultation: http://www.mrsdolito.com/consultation-story/toffycomedian.html