Tanner's greeting

Join me on my journey as I grow to become part of my pack/family. We'll have a lot of fun along the way! Hopefully, I can make you laugh.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I now have a ….

….lot of new stuff in my life.  At the SANE Seminar, Mommy learned a lot of new things about Balance.  We learned that my emotional state effects my physical state.  When I am afraid or “stressed,” I just can’t think and work through the situation.  That is just not how I am made.  I need to learn how to cope.

The first  way Mommy is working at brining me into physical balance is on our walks.  Mommy has never walked me on a collar.  I have always used a head collar.  But Kathy helped Mommy to understand that I was still pulling on the head collar.


Kathy had Mommy put a “step-in” harness on me and attach my leash at two points to help me stop pulling and walk on all four feet.  Mommy has some learning to do here too.  She needs to learn where to hold the leash (which by the way, is very long for her).  And she needs to learn to alternate giving me signals on the front and back of the leash.  But, as you know, Mommy and I love to walk.  I know we will have a lot of practice.

I also got a new head collar.  Mommy decided that the Halti brand had a nicer band and would be more comfortable for me.  I am really starting to like it.

Oh, and I got one more thing!!!  Can you guess what it is?


I’ll tell you more about it tomorrow.  But this is how I feel every time Mommy puts it on me.  She says it is a miracle that she would have never thought of trying.


  1. Wowserz, Tanner! Sounds like you DO have lots going on! And to top it off, I can't believe you got a Thundershirt! Is it working for you, pal? :)

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  2. Tanner, you's is getting all kinds of neat stuff!!!

    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

  3. Let me know if you need any help with the "two points of contact." I'll be sending out an email soon to get some of you guys together.