Just a little update on our Rox. We are getting there The instances where she freezes in fear are pretty rare these days and I'm also getting much better reading her. When she now avoids eye contact I just give her more space and she'll reward me right away with eye contact. As i said. She trains me well The last few months we have all been very busy and I didn't have time for training. So we just spent time having fun together and building our relationship... As a result she is a lot more relaxed around me now and I'm now going to start on learning new things with her.
I sometimes think she is getting a little bored with us now, which is a good sign. Maybe. Well, better bored than freaking out! She is taking on odd jobs, such as keeping the green patch in front of our house bird free! No bird is allowed to sit there anymore and she'll patrol the deck to make damn sure no bird dares to land on her grass. I sometimes wish I could tell her to extend her activities a little to the left, where the same birds continue to raid our plum tree completely unhindered. sigh.
Last week I gave them a bone and while Nero took his and settled under a bush to spend the next hours gnawing away, she didn't eat hers. She'd put it in the middle of the garden and hid under a bush watching it. Everytime a bird came a little too close for comfort she'd shoot out from underneath the bush, barking her head off to chase the little birdy away. Then she'd retreat again under her bush, uttering swearwords and settle down, waiting for the next bird. She did that for hours!
She is bored, right?
That's a picture of her in 'the zone'...