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Brook's packed....nearly

Our final night with Brook and I think it's been a very good month. She's increased her weight and learnt commands and manners she never knew existed!  At 6.5 months old she still has alot of play in her but Dexter or Fran's dog Maddy have been more than happy to help out there.

The sock stealing thief is no more - now she'll pick up a sock and bring it to me, walking almost sideways while her tail wags furiously. And on the simple command of "dead", I have the sock in my hand ( before she goes off and looks for something else !). Typical trait of a Cocker.

I'm looking forward to Brook's owners collecting her as I know they think the world of her and hope they'll be pleased with how they find she can behave and act.

Dexter is now sleeping throughout the night and is a very relaxed dog. The sight of him jumping about wanting to play with Brook or Maddy is something to be seen - thankfully I have no fancy china! Again, I'm very pleased with how his training has progessed. He has gradually become more confident, standing calmly while cars or wagons pass us. Another 9 days to go for Dexter and I'm looking forward to seeing his training continuing to pay dividends.

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