Sox’s Yoda

Sox is on a journey to be an experienced pet greyhound, with added company responsibilities for The Balanced Dog such as teaching massage workshops and presenting at events. Sox is an only-dog and, as such, he doesn’t have another dog in the household to show him right from wrong.

He has a mentor, though. His name is Spot.

Just as Yoda was the experienced Jedi master to Luke Skywalker, Spot is acting as Greyhound Master to Sox. Spot is wise in the greyhound ways.

Here they are together last week, Spot reinforcing for Sox what ”drop” means and how to be a good boy when your Mummy has to go out for work during the day.

I am looking forward to the warmer weather when Spot can teach Sox about beach walks and dining at outdoor cafes. (It was -4 degrees yesterday morning, too cold for cafe dining.)

Sox has already nailed what the dog massage table means; he jumps up as soon as I have it ready. I am considering whether he should co-teach a massage class with Spot before I ask him to lead a class by himself…

Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

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