such as a skunk ambling down the path headed right

04:53 May 25, 2000
English to French translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: such as a skunk ambling down the path headed right
whole sentence :
This would allow you to make him (your dog) drop down into a lying position immediately in case you see a potential problem taht your dog wouldn't anticipate, *such as a skunk ambling down the path headed right for your dog*
I don't understand *....* at all !
Thanks. Explanation or translation into French possible too.
Isabelle Garnier

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5Can't translate into French, unfortunately...
Michael Estes



539 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Can't translate into French, unfortunately...

The author is trying to provide you with an example of what would make you, the dog handler, want to bring the dog down to a lying position. The phrase itself asks you to imagine a scenario where a skunk (moufette) is walking toward the dog. Along the same lines, the author may have offered a scenario wherein the dog would be expected to "heel" in a situation "such as a dog of the opposite sex ambling down the path (walking along) toward your dog."

Hope this was of some assistance.

Michael Estes
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