Tod's had two training lessons today, the first at 8.00. I'm unsure who looked or felt most tired! Nevertheless things went well. Different commands are sinking in and I felt confident enough to give Tod his freedom from the lead.
It's a lovely feeling seeing a dog change its' ways. Initially things felt like they were happening because Tod wanted them to, rather than the other way around - but that's slowly changed and will get better still.
Despite an earlier walk, Tod came with me when I went out with Honey and Alice (more later).
The only thing small about Honey is her size - nothing else ! She is full of character and energy and has socialised very well and quickly. It's wonderful to see how a dog - previously not mixed with other dogs - can accept others so readily, especially when two of them are much larger.
Honey really enjoyed her walk with Tod & Alice - both of whom are careful with her.
(It should be noted that Fran, my gamekeeper daughter who is used to dealing with gun dogs, has taken to my little guest. I have started to enter the room to find Fran's lap occupied !!
Alice is on a two day try out stay, prior to hopefully spending longer with us. A 5.5 year old Labradoodle, I think she may have stayed here in a previous life ! What a chilled out dog - if she's not lying in front of the fire!
At the moment I'm lucky enough to have three great dogs staying with me.