Going out with Shelby
Shelby loves walks, but if the weather is inclement, or you're feeling tired, she can do without.
If you do go out, she's a terrible puller. We use the Sense-ible harness to correct this. The lead latches onto the front of the harness, and collar. That will control her pulling.
Shelby is not dog aggressive, and is really friendly and gentle with kids. However, we're not sure she understands what a cat is. She doesn't chase them. We think she thinks they are weird dogs. But cats don't seem to like her, so it's best to keep them apart.
If you want to take Shelby to a dog park, please make it a small dog park. We have tried bringing Shelby to the big dog park.
- gets scared
- humped by some overeager suitor
- chased by all the big dogs, like she's the rabbit at a greyhound race
If Shelby starts to hide between your legs, or trying to crawl up on you, it means she's not having a good time. If she tries to crawl up on your shoulder, it means she's REALLY not having a good time.
If you go, please bring water for her to drink. She used to get urinary tract infections, and we think these had to do with the dog park water fountain. After going to the dog park, please rinse/wipe Shelby's belly and paws.
If there's a chance to go to the beach, then Shelby will be thrilled. She can swim, (but not very well), but she loves to dig. She gets a lot of sand in her eyes, so please rinse them when you get home.
May 31, 2006 | Permalink
only a Mum and Dad would know all this stuff and you will always think of more to add, but take heart Winnie and Steve, Shelby will be fine and so you guys go have fun!!!
Posted by: Ann Crago | May 31, 2006 11:42:45 AM
Loved reading this, I want to get a pug in the future and love reading about Shelby (who is soooo cute!)
Posted by: Karen | Sep 22, 2009 7:49:22 AM
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