Wally, a young Border Collie is a prime example. A real fear of traffic made lead work very difficult, with the young lad pulling furiously, but little by little we are achieving success. These are still early days, but I feel Wally is trusting us more and more and with that will come even better results.
The sight of a loose lead when faced with on-coming traffic is wonderful - well done Wally !
|A loose lead on a relaxed dog|
|The sharpness of Wally's eyes|
|"Car ? What car Janet ?"|
|A beautiful young dog giving me his undivided attention.|
Poor Chester ! He ends up looking broken, sitting on his bottom holding only a small piece of "his" stick. Same time next year Chester ?
|Time to relax ......|
|... before that pesky Sumo bothers me !|
|One big dog with a stick|
|One little dog with the same stick|
|One broken and dispirited dog with the end of his stick !|
She was very uneasy around other dogs, wouldn't think twice about having a snap at a hand ( through nervousness) and would be the last dog to have outside the house without a lead on.
But how things have changed !
Paul has worked hard with her and she is now a different character. Today he decided that she was good enough to be trusted off lead on a "proper" walk, and to his great delight she rarely went further than a few yards before checking in with him. No interest in sheep or running away either and as usual, he had his camera at hand to record the event !
|No lead, just a beautiful view which Magda is enjoying|
|The freedom to run for miles - but she never does|
|We've hit the summit, out of breath but happy !|