Loose Dog? Don’t chase! Stop, Drop and Lie Down

No Dog About It Blog

StopDropLieDown Have you ever had a dog escape your arms or car or home? What is the first thing you do? If you’re like most people, you chase after them. They run and then you run. It seems almost instinctual, doesn’t it?

I’ve come to believe that it REALLY IS INSTINCT that takes over when we chase after our loose dog(s). It’s not just something we do when our own pets get loose, but something we do when a friend’s dog gets out of the house or when we see a stray dog running down the street or the highway. There is even a recent video showing police officers chasing after a dog on a highway in California. They never even had a chance of catching him. It was a losing proposition.

The problem with our first instinct (to chase) is that it rarely gets us closer to getting them. In fact, the…

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Water, Heat, and Birthdays!

When I wrote my Thursday post, it was actually Wednesday night so it sounded a lot more cheerful than I was really feeling on Thursday morning.  You see we woke up to over a foot of water in the basement due to the heavy rain that fell all night.  Our house does not have a … Continue reading Water, Heat, and Birthdays!