And so it was that Brook and Tilly came with me to one of the valleys in the Fells.
My eldest daughter Rachel came with us and was able to see the two dogs enjoying themselves.
Both are Spaniels and this was more than evident by the time they spent with their noses glued to the ground, exploring smells that only they knew were there!
Until Brook has demonstrated to me that she will return on the "recall" - everytime(!), she's on the training lead. This allows her quite alot of freedom while at the same time giving me total control. In truth, she's started to pick things up really well and training her is becoming a real joy. Having Tilly around is also beneficial for her - though I'm not so sure Tilly wants to put herself forward as a teacher!