Archive for October 6th, 2005

Five Months

Loki’s five months old now and 32 pounds. We’re progressing his training (slowly) with work on keeping his attention through distractions with the help of the snap lead mentioned before. It seems like an electric shocker trainer would be more effective, though, but we’ll see how the snap lead does.

We also got a gentle leader, which basically lets us lead him by his mouth instead of his neck, giving us much more control when walking him and discouraging him from pulling on the leash during walks. It works really well! The only downside is that it looks a bit like a muzzle, and people we pass mistake it for a muzzle and think we must have a dangerous wolf with a muzzle to protect people.