Dear Rocco: Walking Woes
|February 23, 2014||Posted by amkuska under Just For Fun|
I am a great admirer of your blog, and have been sniffing your pee-mail for several months. I’ve lived with humans for almost two years now, and was hoping you could help me with some language difficulties. I have learned several words in human, and delight these two-legged creatures by plopping my butt on the floor when they say, “Sit” and showing my tummy when they say, “Roll-over”. Unfortunately, when I say “Can you take me for a walk please? I’ve been stuck inside all day staring at the same four walls waiting for you” they act as if they have not heard and immediately plop down in a chair for the rest of the evening. Sometimes if I raise my voice about it, they tell me “Quiet” in annoyed tones, or throw me out in the backyard. I’ve tried everything I can think of to get their attention, but its no use. What am I doing wrong?
One Bored Bully
Thank you for your delightful comments about my blog. I take great pride in sniffing out the very best pee-mail for my doggy friends, and it is wonderful to hear these efforts are paying off. I am sorry to hear you are having trouble getting your humans to exercise. Lazy humans are a common problem for many dogs, but rest assured there is plenty you can do to fix it.
Humans require really BIG clues that a walk might be in order. If you can manage it, try bringing them the leash. Here is a great example:
You might not be able to say the word walk, but if you hear it, do this:
This will help engage the human and make them more likely to think about walking you.
If all else fails and you know your person isn’t going to walk you no matter what, try this technique:
You might not get to see anything new or smell any fresh scents, but at least you’ll get rid of some of that pent up energy.
Hope this helps!