Saturday, May 28, 2011
Yes. You too can walk five dogs at the same time
Special thanks to all who attended our first Ijams WalkAbout workshop: Dog-walking 101.
Ijams member and dog-whisperer in training Janet McKnight led the workshop at Victor Ashe Park in north Knoxville. True to her pledge, Janet proved that it is indeed possible to walk five dogs at the same time. That is, if you know how.
Janet actually has ten dogs, and she picked five of varying sizes and temperaments that had actually never been walked in tandem.
Janet provided us with tips on how to handle dogs that want to stray, sniff, mark and pee-pee-pee-pee-diddle all the way home. (Tip: Remember you are in charge, not your canine companion.)
And also remember that a responsible dog-walker picks up after their pooch.
Watch the Ijams website for future WalkAbouts especially designed for walkers and their four-legged partners.
- Text and photos by Stephen Lyn Bales