Teaching Jet to go Jogging

Silly Jet
What a silly picture this is. LOL. Jet is such a goof. I just completely adore him. He is a happy boy isn’t he!?

So I want to go jogging with Jet. I know he’s still young, and a lot of repetitive running isn’t good for him yet, but I’m want to do it eventually and I want him to jog nicely on a loose leash by my side. Loose Leash Walking is one of the hardest things to teach a dog, and one of the most important too. Because who wants to go for a walk with a dog who is darting to the end of the leash, pulling like crazy, barking and yapping? No no that is not fun. And dogs like that don’t get to go out on walks, either. And when I start taking him jogging on a regular basis, I really want him to be by my side. He’ll have lots of opportunities to go on sniffy goofy walks too.

So today I took him out with a clicker and treats, on his collar and leash, and we went a lot further than I thought we would. He did really well. When he’d pull on the leash, we would stop. When it went loose, I would click and treat. It’ll take some work but he’s really getting it nicely. I even did a little bit of jogging and he stayed with me. I was thrilled. Dang Jet is a smart boy! I knew the Danish Swedish Farmdog was for me… but every day he seems to surprise me even more with how amazing he is.

I have to get back into shape. I was on my feet the last couple of days and I was beat when I got home. Maybe an acne light would warm me up, but I don’t know about that. I think the older I get, the more important exercising is going to be. Bleh. I wish I liked it more.

Oh, and no Q for Chase on Saturday either. He did great, but he laid down on his long sit, which is an NQ. So we’ll be trying again in June for that last leg!

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4 thoughts on “Teaching Jet to go Jogging

  1. How did the rest of the trial go, besides the laying down? Great job on the loose leash walking, I have been working on that for so long and Cricket the pup is doing pretty good most of the time, but it is hard for her. I wish eating smart and healthy and exercise was a lot more part of my basic nature, but it is a struggle which is a bummer. I have never known any other Danish Swedish Farm dogs, but Jet sure seems like a great ambassador for his breed!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Mothers day 2010, and thoughts on picking puppies =-.

  2. Oh yeah, good leash walking skills make a huge difference. Both my two are pullers extraordinaire, and I suck at teaching them any different. Oh well, they make great skijoring dogs, lol! Jet sure sounds like a fun and smart little guy.
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..18/52 ~ David Bowwowie =-.

  3. It’s great that he can be a good jogging companion to you! Take heart if maizey can learn to LLW anyone can!LOL

    I think the worst part is when you’re being drug down the street by 9 pounds of Cavalier hair-talk about mortifying!:)
    .-= katie´s last blog ..Not All Cavaliers Are Princesses =-.

  4. Oh I hope Jet is a better student than my Juno was! We did the exact same training and she sort of got it after a while but if a squirrel came along… forget it! 90lbs of puppy like enthusiasm in a grown dog is impossible to stop. It would have been easier to train the squirrels! LOL

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