Gryff and Jinx Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Paltz, NY
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When I take the dogs out together, I put Gryff on the longer, retractable leash and keep Jinx closer with a 6 ft leash.
Right outside my garage door where I take them out, we have a box where we keep our garden hose. Lately, both dogs stop there and sniff, so I know some animal has been peeing next to the box.
This morning when I took them out, there was a squirrel right there and both dogs bolted after him. Gryff ran on the retractable leash and without thinking of putting on the brake, I grabbed the leash. Bad move.
If I went to a palm reader today, they would be very confused by the new deep line under my pinky. Luckily, it doesn't hurt too bad.
I know these leashes can be dangerous. I just wanted to relate my story and remind everyone to be safe.
The good part of the story is that Jinx pee'd outside. This housebreaking is taking a long time with him. I'm sure it would be faster if I kept him in the crate during the day, but I don't want to do that. My husband and I are both home all day and we take him out every two hours or so. He just seems to go to the bathroom ALOT!