My friend just moved from Georgia to Oakwood, Illinois. The move was forced because she was homeless and needed a place to stay so her God sister came to get her and took her home.
Right now, she is concerned for her dog. She has two dogs. One is a little toy poodle and the other is a husky mix. The house she used to live in had a woods on three sides and a Cul-de-sac on the fourth. Her dogs are used to running loose all the time. Because of the lax leash laws there, her big dog was rarely on a leash and she got lots of exercise. Oakwood is a very small town and they have strict leash laws, especially when it comes to larger dogs. Her dog is very hyper and active and she is going stir crazy. She is yanking my friend's arm out of socket trying to run around. She tried starting a routine of walking both dogs every night but the dog jerked her around so badly that she came home very sore and now doesn't take her for walks around town anymore.
The people that she is staying with do not large dogs so she has to keep the dog in the basement except for when she takes her outside and the poor dog is just bored out of her mind. She wants to know if anyone knows of a nearby dog park with fenced in pens, preferably where she can get a pen to herself if she gets there at the right time (the dog tends to be aggressive with strange dogs. Not all dogs but some)? She lets the smaller dog off the leash sometimes at night but the bigger dog has never been this unruly. She has taken her to the state park to swim too but someone with another dog showed up and she had to put her back on the leash again.
Your friend has a husky mix, and she keeps the dog down in the fucking basement?!?! No wonder her arm get yanked out! Husky's are not meant for living like that. They need to be walked 2x a day, or more! They NEED to run, exercise etc..If she really loves this animal, IMO she needs to give the dog a new home! But barring that, they have this doggy "backpack" She can make one, because it is expensive to get one. Anyway, the purpose is to give the bigger dogs more excerise with less time. It will also control his pulling while she s walking, and also will make him feel like he has a "job" to do. Just like the husky who are sledding dogs.
Here are the instructions to make one
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 4:28 AM on Jun. 29, 2013
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