Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dogs that can't come

About 90% of the dogs I walk go to the park and run the trails, or play in a fenced in off leash area, but there are a few that can't come to the park. The majority of the time it's training or socialization issues. When I first started I would do anything and everything to get dogs to the point where I was comfortable having them off leash around a group of dogs. I won't do it anymore. I just dont want to deal with the potential problems.


One particular dog can't come to the park for a very different reason. Chloe the pug, cannot come to the park because she's so chunky and out of shape I'm seriously afraid I could kill her. When she first started, I tried taking her along with the other small dogs. She loved it!.....for the first couple of minutes, when it was cool out, then she laid down, tongue swollen up out of her mouth. I though she just wasn't used to it, I tried a few more times and it got worse and worse. Her owner thinks she's just fine and my pugs are too thin.......

Here's Chloe in my car after walking less than 2 blocks, it was sunny and in the 60s this day.



I feel terrible for her, and wish there was something I could do for her.

3 comments:

Jamie said...

That poor puggy. She looks exhausted! I am glad my guys and your guys are active enough and fed appropriately to be able to enjoy life! Give her a big hug for me. Perhaps you can eventually wear her guardian down to try being a bit more active and conservative with her diet.

Margie said...

Poor Chloe! If I had a buck for everytime I chatted with someone about the weight of their pug I'd be a millionaire.

Keyanna said...

Great work.