Posted : 11/22/2011 9:30:53 AM
Lies, I agree with you. I feel like everything else, it's just a necessity if you plan to take your dog out in public. I have never walked off and left any dog with a complete stranger, and I can't perceive a situation where I might do it. However, he's been left with people we know, he likes them if he's with me, and he will still cry. When we went to the Flyball tournament, I left him with my best friend, and he cried the first few minutes I was gone. He knows her well, and sees her at least once a week. He gets excited when he sees her car come up,and he runs to her when she gets out. Being that she is awesome, she's come in and taken him out for me- he is perfectly fine if I was never there to begin with. Maybe I should see if he gets upset if he's with her and she leaves him with someone, and have her handle him for the test.
So basically, you're suggesting a sit stay, and I just leave him out of sight, without another person? I think he might actually do that for a bit, I'm not sure. The idea of testing him with an organization that doesn't do it failed, since the lady who I was supposed to meet never showed up.