As I’ve mentioned before, we could benefit from formal training classes to learn the best ways to work with Edwin’s quirks so that he can be more successful in his forever home.  He is a very good dog at home, but he does have some areas where improvement would be beneficial.


Currently, I am unable to walk Edwin due to his strength, so my husband has to take sole responsibility for his walks.  Progress on heeling and not pulling on the leash has been slow when using a harness.

Eddie has been in the shelter and rescue system for over a year now, and to increase his adoptability, Crossroads would like to send him to a six week training class at the Dog Trainer’s Workshop.


In order to make this happen, we need to raise $100 in sponsorship to cover the fee for the class.  If you would like to make a donation, please call Crossroads.  Small donations as low as $5 or $10 are strongly appreciated as we work to reach this goal.
Also, if you love seeing adorable, adoptable puppies, Crossroads frequently posts them on their Facebook page.

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4 Responses to Training

  1. Oh I do hope this works and that you are able to raise the funds for beautiful Eddie

  2. rumpydog says:

    I hope you get your training!!!

  3. Morgan says:

    Just a tiny piece of advice that you may or may not already know: most harnesses actually encourage pulling! However, if you can find one where the leash attaches to their chest, rather than behind their shoulders, this will discourage them from pulling because when they do, it will make them turn to one side! They actually sell the kind that discourage pulling at PetCo. I believe the brand is Gentle Leader. I hope this helps! And good luck raising the money!

    • The first control harness we tried actually was one that attached to the front. It had great reviews, but for Eddie it was like there wasn’t a harness on at all. A head harness worked for awhile since it would turn his face if he pulled, but he managed to quickly maneuver it into his mouth and chew through a strap in a moment of anxiety. Between that and Eddie not really liking it, we opted not to replace it.

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