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Old 04-10-2014, 09:44 AM   #1
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I tend to post these on Facebook a lot more and I never get on forums because of it, but Mikey certainly remembers forums more frequently than I do! I have been so busy with my last semester at Community College, I actually haven't been online much at all but now that it's finally getting warmer and closer to summer I can go hiking with Mikey a ton more. I've pretty much chosen the college I am transferring to, however I recently just applied for a full-time salaried "big girl" job, which I was qualified for just with my associates degree and job experience, so if something comes of that I will most likely just finish school online and work full-time at the National Wildlife Refuge I applied to.

Anyway, if there is anything I've learned from this "problem" dog I'd have to say, a lot of times you need to just TRUST the dog. I never trusted him fully to be out of the crate in the car, but he's actually so good (when he is seatbelted in). He gets a little overexcited but he's really good when he calms down. He really shocked me. I also bought him a 15 foot leash for hiking because his trail "etiquette" has improved two fold since I first ever took him hiking. It's mostly for the less "traveled" trails but he has a ton more freedom. One thing I can NEVER trust him with would be him being offleash and I am not about to literally risk his life. But he was so good and didn't bother any dogs/no innappropriate barking, etc. I just tried it yesterday. He met an nice lady who really loved the idea of him having so much freedom on the leash. Anyway, I figured I'd post the pictures. They don't do justice for the beauty of the place we hike at.

Anyway, he surprises me everyday. Maybe it's just his age showing, I guess he's finally maturing but he isn't a lost cause whatsoever. I am so lucky to have him, for real! I remember thinking I could never trust him without complete control, but he teaches me something everyday.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:18 AM   #2
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Great update. Mikey sure looks like he's having fun. Good luck on your prospective new job opportunity.
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I bet being on a long leash like that almost feels like no leash at all! Works well in the woods I bet.
Good luck on your career path and job too.
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Does he get tangled/wrapped with a leash that long? Or does he mostly tend to stay on trail? Sadie stays on trail mostly but I love to take her places where she can run free.
A job at the national wildlife refuge sounds like a dream job. Good Luck
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Mikey looks great! Good luck with the great job opportunity!
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Mikey is looking mighty fine!!!! Congrats on your career path. It's so nice to see your post. We have missed you!

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Confused:

QUOTE; " It's mostly for the less "traveled" trails but he has a ton more freedom. One thing I can NEVER trust him with would be him being offleash and I am not about to literally risk his life. But he was so good and didn't bother any dogs/no innappropriate barking, etc. I just tried it yesterday."

So did you try a new leash or let him run off leash??


BTW, Good to hear from ya . Nice pics.

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Lovely pics, he must love getting on walk like that good look with your job application.

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QUOTE; " It's mostly for the less "traveled" trails but he has a ton more freedom. One thing I can NEVER trust him with would be him being offleash and I am not about to literally risk his life. But he was so good and didn't bother any dogs/no innappropriate barking, etc. I just tried it yesterday."

So did you try a new leash or let him run off leash??


BTW, Good to hear from ya . Nice pics.
I can totally see why this is confusing LOL sorry! I took him on a hike with the 15 foot leash. I could never trust him off the leash.

Thank you for the comments guys!

Actually, this leash hasn't really been a problem with getting tangled yet. I find that it is easier to walk him on it because he isn't trying to go in a million directions because he has so much room. It also reduces his mild pulling issues. Mikey usually stays on the trail, although sometimes he will go off the trail. We've been going deer shed hunting lately and he has found a few by going off trail - he's a natural I got some more pictures with my real camera of him playing with his buddy yesterday. They live out in the country so he had tons of fun exploring on the new leash and in a different yard.
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Cute pics. I like Mikey's friend too!
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