I’ve seen it before. You’re out in public, something catches a dog’s interest and they bolt.
And the owner succumbs to panic.
But this isn’t ever going to happen to you.
Because this is what you’re going to do.
The Super Special Toy
This is the one they rarely get to play with and only for a few minutes.
Every few days to start with, then once a week or so.
Make a big deal out of it, put your heart into it.
Speak softly about it and with reverence.
Let them know how special it truly is.
Carry it with you whenever you go out with your dog.
Then if that happens, calmly hold up the toy and calmly say:
“Maldasha, want the duck?”