Hoshi nearly choked

Short story – Hoshi choked on a piece of bagel but spit it out. I took Hoshi on a walk this morning and he picked up a big soggy bagel off of someone’s lawn. It looked gross and I told him to put it down which didn’t work. After a while he did drop it but not before taking a 1/3 bite out of it. Suddenly, he stopped walking and began acting strange. He moved his head side to side then reared up and fell on his back. He got back up and I figured he was choking. I gave him a half-assed Heimlich maneuver and the bagel came up along with emesis. I’m not sure if I had any effect or it came up on its own.

Hoshi was okay after that except for a little snorting. It was scary. I have to keep him from eating garbage on his walks. I’ll try to teach him “leave it.”

4 replies on “Hoshi nearly choked”

  1. I have trained my ECS with rewards from day one to leave it, little pieces of good stuff, now all I have to do is say leave it and reach into the pocket and she spits it out. Just be sure to step on it she has learned to try and grab it up for another treat.

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