Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Mick, Betty and Honey too !

Mick, a one year old Working Cocker Spaniel, assumes the position on our old high chair !
He shows great promise for his role as a gun dog, with an enthusiasm and determination for entering any type of cover in search for his training aids. Trained to the whistle, Mick is a very steady, sitting until told to do otherwise, irrespective of the distractions.
But as his face shows, he also has a  mischievous side to him !

Mick

Betty the German Shepherd came in recently for residential training. In truth this was much needed. With no eye contact, she would pull forcefully when out on a lead, and have no interest in anything other than the bleat of lambs in surrounding fields !
Six weeks later and things have certainly changed. All those faults have been resolved and she is now a much calmer girl, listening to commands and actually carrying them out. The following two weeks will be spent sharpening her up, which now we've come so far, I don't think will be too difficult.

Betty

Rachel with a loving Betty

Who else but Honey would think of jumping onto a dog's bed the moment it arrives. This bed was placed outside when Rufus arrived, and our little Chihuahua took full advantage of it being in the sunshine !

Honey

Harry, the Italian Spinone, has boarded with me for many years. He is a quiet and steady lad, until he decides to play with another dog, then I just stand still and hope he doesn't crash into me !

Harry - having a shake.


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