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    Default Looking back

    I went to a bbq today at a friend's house. It was the first time we went back there since this post http://www.dogforum.com.au/dog-train...portunity.html That was a bit over 4 months ago when Banjo had been with us for about 2 months.

    There were about a dozen people, two other dogs and 3 little kids there, the smallest one only just walking.

    And Banjo was so very good. She had a great romp with the dogs, especially my friend's lab. Though I did have to chase them away from the table a few times. Why is it that dogs can have a whole big backyard to play in but they always end up under the table?!

    She did try to climb onto a few people's laps, but didn't jump up to anyone at all! So I could truly relax and not worry about her. I just kept an eye on the bbq to make sure no one put their meat too low down!

    I did get a bit worried when I heard one of the little girls cry. I asked if my dog jumped up on her, but apparently the kid screamed when Banjo just walked over to her because they had just spent a week at a house with a dog that lunged and snapped at the kids. And as soon as the girl started crying, Banjo quickly changed direction and walked away.

    What a long way we've come in those 4 months. One of my friends made a point of commenting on how much better she was now. I'm so very proud of her. And I don't think we would have done as well without the advice I got and the stuff I learnt through this forum. So credit to all of you wonderful people too.

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    YAY for Banjo!! the only time I do get a bit nervous about Oskar around children is if someone is holding a child, he jumps up for some reason, and I know that is something we have to get him out of, other wise he is pretty bloody good, haven't got many worries with him....That is awesome about Banjo's excellent behaviour today!!

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    Well doen you guys!

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    It made me think of the day we met her and she was so wild were unable to come near her for the first 10 minutes. And had no training. Now she is more obedient than my old dog was after 10 years and I had lots of people comment on how well behaved she was.

    The only time Banjo was naughty today was when she ran back in when we were about to leave. Didn't want to leave the party. My daughter had to go get her and escort her out. Then she crashed out on her back at home and didn't move for a couple of hours.

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    LOl cute beloz.

    When I look back at Barney when I got him, he was a chubby lil pup who wasnt very energetic. We actually wondered if he was a dud and though "geez, weve picked th emost boring dog ever". He didnt even have a personality or anything. Well, spoke much much too soon didnt we...he has extra now LMAO.

    And Pippi....riding home in the car when we got her. She was sat in OH hand. I was driving and I looked at him and said "she is so cute". He goes "nope, she looks like a little shit"....well guess what...shes a little shit alright. 5 mins after we got home shed attacked Barney LMAO. And now, 2 and a half years later, she is stilla little shit LOL

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    lol Lala. I chose Banjo for some of the characteristics her foster said she had and it was all true. But in the early months there were times when I thought maybe I made the wrong choice and she wasn't really the dog for us. But she is perfect. Except... I still look at rescue dogs that have the look I usually like in dogs - slender and lightweight - and don't get how I ended up with such a solid dog.

    We had a bit of a moment yesterday too when I found Banjo lying quietly on the lawn and I went to give her a cuddle for being so calm. The way she reacted was probably the first time ever that she made me feel like she regarded me as her special human. Normally she doesn't pay me any attention when there are other - more interesting - people around, she is such an attention tart. I'm glad she is not a velcro dog like my old dog, but it is nice to know she loves me.

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