Have no fear, Brut is here!
Have you ever had your dog help you in a way that you never thought was possible? All my dogs are my personal therapy dogs, but Brut and I are like twins, and we usually always know what the other needs.
Mark is walking Brut and I'm following behind on the trail getting ready to hit the open field. I have a huge fear of people so when I saw there are a couple of people out there walking, a little shot of fear rushes to my brain. Brut who is always in tune with me knows this and our surroundings turns around and drags Daddy back a little ways, sniffing this way and that, stalling a bit, before finally moving forward.
He has done this with my fear of people before when I've been walking him. When a car, people or bikes go by he will pause and start sniffing around while looking at me out of the corner of his eye. I keep my eyes on him and when said "threat" passes, he moves on. I just have to follow his lead.
It's like a game and it works wonders. And it's so cool to understand each other and play. Where nobody knows or is watching or anything looks out of the ordinary. I truly believe it is one of the many special ways Brut shows me he loves me and he is grateful for all I have done for him in dealing with him. And he shows a special side of himself in those moments. A very caring, cajole dog who saves me every day.
He's taking care of me, like I take care of him.