Dog training takes patience. Lots of it. Buckets of it. Yet there are few things better to see than a well behaved & trained dog. And, for me the person training the dog truly there are few things more rewarding.
One of my earliest stories for a magazine was on gundogs. Since then I have been fascinated to watch dogs work fields, picking up scents, traversing hedges, gates and water as they follow it.
We have rescue dogs - my brother (Brian) & Sarah a Boxer called Roxy, my mother a Labrador Retrieve called Foinn. They have both had some training & are well behaved but we need to keep working with them on a daily basis.
At the moment Brian is training Roxy to drop the ball after fetching it & to fetch from water namely the sea. Each week we see an improvement. But Roxy does have a mind of her own & constantly wants to hold the ball.
I caught these shots of the battle of wills on the beach at the weekend.
Hope you've had a great week. I've been writing to deadlines all week so I'm rather running to stand still just now.
Tell me what you've been up to?
That's it for now ...
Salt & Sparkle = Life Remarkable
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