Mr. N has a penchant for the precarious. He adores walking on steep ledges and peering over. Being part mountain goat, he has never yet taken a tumble but he wears a sturdy harness and leash so that I can pull him up if need be.
I’ve never had to save him from falling but being able to haul him up by his harness and leash has come in handy a number of times when I’ve had to rescue him from aggressive dogs and bikes about to run him over.
|Isn’t he ALL legs?|
He decided it would be an excellent idea to walk on the rocks outlining the ledge instead of the path. Past the rocks? Probably a hundred-foot drop to the water. We made sure to hang onto his leash very tightly. He loves peering down at the water and scrambling onto rocks so we let him have his fun as long as we have a safeguard in place.
When we were hiking Beacon Rock which is all switchbacks with Sage, we had to keep admonishing Sage not to get too close to the edge because we certainly couldn’t haul her back up if she fell (size + equipment + lack of strength). Mr. N took a certain glee in being able to explore where she couldn’t.
Which precautions do you take to save your dog from themselves?