it more pleasant for the beast, and I do not want to walk a canine
(because it is difficult for me to walk). The first requirement
excludes a puppy but not necessarily a grown animal; the latter
requirement could be a problem; it's really a synecdoche representing
a broader anxiety.
Dogs are born with a tendency to follow the motions of human hands.
I'm not kidding; this is one of the effects of thousands of years of
controlled breeding. They truly are Man's best friend.