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I understand your fear completely! That night that Jasper was lost, all I kept thinking about was him being hit by a car. I was scared to drive to work the next day because I was terrified I'd see him on the road somewhere (luckily I got him back early that morning).

I hit and killed a dog on my street a few years ago. I was driving to work and a squirrel darted across the road in front of me. I hit my brakes for the squirrel and as soon as I accelerated again, a young pitbull ran right out in front of me from between two parked cars on the side of the street (chasing the squirrel). I wasn't even going fast. It was awful. I was sobbing and knocking on doors trying to get someone to help me. It was just terrible.


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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-12-2012, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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well, unfortunately, I can't trust my daughter to take her on a walk now.
My heart still skips a beat when I think of what could have happened. Cass is so strong when she pulls on the leash that I am scared it will break too!
The whisle is a great Idea, and I have one that was my grandmothers, and it's on a neckless. I need to find out how to train her for it.

Leah...I'm so sorry! That is a hard thing to live with, especially it not being something you could have avoided. I had a sweet young dog that disappeared on Holloween and all I kept thinking was her getting hit by a car too. At that time I lived on a really busy street. She was never found.


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This is my worst nightmare too, Ozzie is not scared of anything...even a car! I'm so glad it turned out well. I'm thinking of trying the whistle training now
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Maybe Dave could repost that whistle article?


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That is SO scary, I know my heart would be running a million miles a minute. I'm glad there was a safe and happy ending to that story , it just take a nano second for something to like that to happen.

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I got out my whistle and tried it on her and she came right to me. Glad it didn't scare her. Now to train her....

we had a huge lightning (thunder) that was like a bomb right over us today...Scared Cass good, but luckily that was the biggest one. Her first! We rarely get lightning here.


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Hi Nicki... The links for the whistle recall is up on the training section. Not sure if you saw it or not. Calling all havs. And. Save your little one....whistle
The first has a lot of success stories, hope it helps. It certainly worked for me.

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Hi Nicki... The links for the whistle recall is up on the training section. Not sure if you saw it or not. Calling all havs. And. Save your little one....whistle
The first has a lot of success stories, hope it helps. It certainly worked for me.

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I tried looking before and didn't find it, so that will help a lot! Thanks.

btw, I tried the whistle on her again when she was upstairs and she came running...she really seems to respond well to it.


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Glad you found it...have you told your daughter that a whistle is her new piece of jewelry!
Maybe you can put it on a pretty ribbon instead of string.
Good luck with it and hopefully we will all have great success,

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