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Old 03-10-2012, 02:14 PM   #39
val. h.
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Location: UK. North Wilts'ish
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Originally Posted by Boondox View Post
Hah! Barley is exactly the opposite. When he's startled or frightened he runs to us...and hides behind us! Part of that is the way I trained him. Because we travel thousands of miles from home I wanted him to run to me, rather than away, if the crap ever hit the fan. I've been so successful at that that I can't leave him alone (like paying for gas inside, or ducking into a grocery store to pick up some munchies) without him trying to follow.

This came to a head last summer when I really needed to pee in Malone NY, and the gas station's restrooms were INSIDE the convenience store. Because they served food, dogs were not allowed inside. I didn't dare leave him unattended on a busy street, so ended up stuffing my 75# golden retriever into a backpack and wearing him into the store as I snuck past the clerk!

Must work on the behavioral modification thing this year...

Oh Sh*t the emoticoms don't cover this kind of entertainment. I'm having so much fun reading this thread

I keep trying to post a usefull contribution. Then I come accross another belly bussing moment.


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Ay! and the roads need to be bloody good too
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