Squat your dog challenge

Squat your dog challenge

I’ve been seeing all sorts of adorable videos on the web of people doing the #squatyourdogchallenge.  There’s people who’s dogs are squirming the whole time, or licking them in the face.  Other’s can’t even pick up their dog, it’s so big.
My dog wasn’t hard to lift.  He’s only 41 lbs.  And he’s a poodle, so 8 years of being manhandled during groomings make him very compliant.  I’ve carried him down mountains when his paws froze up.  I purposefully wanted a smaller standard poodle because I wanted to be able to pick him up when needed.

My buddy

If anything, our squat your dog video was boring.  He was stiff limbed and looked super uncomfortable.  I was uncomfortable with how I was holding him so I switched him to an over the shoulder hold.  Then he looked terrified, he tried to get a grip on me with his claws.  His back claws were actually pretty close to puncturing my shirt.
After I stopped recording I had a hard time getting him off.  He was clearly holding on for dear life.
I think I’ll stick to lifting kids for now.


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