[nagdu] Something not to put in your dog's harness pouch

Sherri flmom2006 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 14:56:10 UTC 2010

Charlene, where did you get your dog's harness pouch? Thanks.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charlene Ota" <caota at hawaii.rr.com>
To: "'NAGDU Mailing List,the National Association of Guide Dog Users'" 
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Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 7:57 PM
Subject: [nagdu] Something not to put in your dog's harness pouch

> Hi, All, just had to share something that happened yesterday.
> I had a scheduled vet visit for my dog and they had asked me to bring 
> along
> a poop sample. Well, I was going to work for half a day before the
> appointment and I had his sample so I thought that it would be convenient 
> to
> double bag it and tuck it in his harness pouch since all I ever carry in 
> it
> is his poop bags anyway. When we got off the bus near my work place, we
> started walking and he just got like as he was really distracted, actually
> more distracted than I've ever seen him be. I couldn't figure it out, I
> didn't hear any other dogs or didn't sense anything else that was
> out-of-the-ordinary. He was sniffing and sniffing and looking around and
> rushing a bit. We got to work and it came time to take him out to relieve 
> at
> around noontime. He was still acting like he was in a hurry and sniffing 
> and
> sniffing and looking around just really acting weird. It finally occurred 
> to
> me that I think it was probably due to having his poop in his harness 
> pouch.
> I suspect when the wind blew he could smell it even though  I couldn't and
> he was probably wondering why on earth his poop was following him
> everywhere! I just didn't think about the fact that the dogs sense of 
> smell
> is so much more sensitive than ours and he'd probably wonder why he kept
> smelling his poop like that!
> So, moral of the story, don't drive your poor dog crazy and put his poop 
> in
> his harness pouch!!
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