Friday, August 27, 2010
"Yikes, what's the matter with you?" I scolded as I unwrapped the leash around my legs again. "C'mon Spikey, it's ok!"
Finally, I stopped and waited as cars approached. Kept him beside me. Let him shiver until they were past.
About the tenth car, he quit watching. Settled down. Stopped worrying. What it took was the experience of nothing happening.
That works for me in real life too. When I'm anxious, if I can slow down, maybe even stop to look around and analyze what's happening, I feel better.
Our walk this morning was uneventful. He didn't flinch once. "Good dog, Spike!"
Posted by http://peacefulones.blogspot.com at 11:12 PM