Armed with instructions from the dog trainer, I took my canine grandson Lucky, a 5 month old Havenese for a walk on Amsterdam Avenue. He was forever eating everything on the sidewalk, and the instructor had said to use only one phrase, once, very firmly and loudly. When the dog started to pick up some form of food, I loudly and firmly said, “Drop it.” At that moment, a well-dressed man in front of me was bending down to pick up a stray glove, which he immediately dropped and walked briskly away. Lucky proceeded to eat the garbage, but the command certainly worked on a stranger..
Lucky was running and playing with his wife Coco last week, and tore his ACL…having surgery Wed. am and wish our furry love a speedy and complete recovery. (all animal lovers can relate for sure.)