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    Mine would be at obedience classes. We never had to re-do a class always passing on our first test and most of the time she was the only one going up a level. Made me so proud for us to get to the top class & be surrounded by german shepherds, collies & rottweilers and here is my little fluff ball up with the best of them. Cracked me up when somebody took a photo of the class whilst they were in their 10min down stay... All these huge dogs then...... Molly lol

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    You should be proud. recall out of a chase


    My proudest moment is when my PTS dog, Annabelle, who hardly anyone thought would make it to the other side got her CCD..........All except one local trainer gave up on her. And it was only when we traveled far and wide to Brisbane and Sydney that we got help........
    She made me realise that we have to keep an open mind in Training and be willing to use different methods and not just decide that PTS is the answer in very difficult dogs (people and dog aggressive)

    And at the trial where she obtained her Title, at the "sit/stay" a young dog ran over to her and licked her face.....She stayed.......She scored the highest that day, I felt proud of her. I felt my heart was ready to burst out of my chest. None of her other Trials have made me as proud as that time.

    And now part of the Obedience Demo Team
    And she knew I was proud of her, i could see it in her little strut at the end

    Annabelle is a friendly social dog now.........I will always watch her, but she is just wonderful, just like a newfie should be
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    We have had the deer hanging about lately,
    Snoop was on lead with me ( we keep up the loose lease walking just for practice)
    going past the chook house, Snoop halts, and 2 big woofs.
    A huge stag just over the fenceline 20 metres away.
    I said sit, he sat immediately and did not move until the stag trotted away.
    I said ok, good boy, lets go inside, he turned with me and we went back to the yard to hunt skinks.

    No lunging or anything. I have to thank Hyacinth and Beloz for the "look at that" strategy.
    I still have two arms thanks to this.

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    I think for me the proudest moment is when Rosa and I were out an about, and some tough wannabe was out too, being walked by his untrained staffy (I think Staffy, the little barrels on legs?) that lunges and growls at everything he sees, and I'll tell Rozza to 'wait' and she sits, calm as can be, and doesn't react, doesn't even lick her chops, just watches this poor dog be so misbehaved, and the owner doesn't care cause he's got his gangsta on (you know the type, singlet, jeans under the backside, jocks out, cap on backwards), and Rozza is still sitting, still waiting... and this kid says... Wow, can I have your dog? And then gets pulled down the street by his barrel on legs... And Rozza and I laugh and have a moment, and she'll just up and we're off again.

    Love that. She's so well behaved, she really is awesome.

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    It's awesome to hear all of your stories! It's funny how sometimes the smallest of things can make us feel so proud of our canine companions.

    I have to ask though - what is the "look at that" method?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbsecurity View Post
    We have had the deer hanging about lately,
    Snoop was on lead with me ( we keep up the loose lease walking just for practice)
    going past the chook house, Snoop halts, and 2 big woofs.
    A huge stag just over the fenceline 20 metres away.
    I said sit, he sat immediately and did not move until the stag trotted away.
    I said ok, good boy, lets go inside, he turned with me and we went back to the yard to hunt skinks.

    No lunging or anything. I have to thank Hyacinth and Beloz for the "look at that" strategy.
    I still have two arms thanks to this.
    You're welcome, but I wish I had practiced what I preached more. The last time we met roos my arm did get nearly pulled out of its socket and I could not get Banjo's attention, let alone get her to accept treats. I have managed to call her off when roos were close and she was off leash. But she did manage to chase one the other day. I was chatting and she was running before I even knew there were roos about. So yeah, needs more work, I reckon. But we'll start with galahs and then progress to bigger wildlife.

    I must say that sometimes I secretly love it when we meet badly behaved dogs because it makes Banjo seem like a total angel. Like when another dog owner calls their dog's name over and over and over when their dog runs off to play with Banjo and completely ignores them. Then I just call Banjo and I get her to stay near me as a lure so the other owner can retrieve their dog.

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    I've been proud of Kimba since day 1. I'm always proud of how well she has done with such a rough start to life.
    I'm proud she is dog social. We were told she was to be the only dog in the household. She was so good with Buddy and then goes on to be a great friend for an dog that she meets.
    The proudest moment I have had by far was the time I heard her barking. She does not Bark. The only vocal sounds she makes are when she is sleeping (she growls, yaps, cries, makes a noise like a hyena)
    I actually thought it was the neighbours dog at first, I though it must have been barking as I had just let the dogs and kids out to play. After a min I heard the neighbours dog bark so I ran outside to see Kimba 'biting' my 4 year old. I rushed over grabbed both my kids and then saw a 6ft Red Belly Black snake in front of her. She didnt bite the kids but was tryng to get them away from it with her head. I ran the kids in and grabbed Kimba and had someone come pick the snake up. It was definitely a dramatic day. If it had not been for Kimba they could have been bitten by a snake nearly 3 times their height.
    She has done the same thing 2 other times.
    The other Snake times was when we heard the dogs fighting. They are best friends so we ran out wondering what was going on, dad grabbed Buddy and I got Kimba. Dad yelled at me for having a dumb mutt (he hates bull breeds after my brother owned a dog aggressive staffy) but I knew it had to be more thn a disagreement. Sure enough Ben & dad moved pipes in the neghbours yard and a MASSIVE RBB snake fell out.

    The other was a Blue Tongue Lizard. I took photo to show how she reacts-
    If you go close to her she makes the sound of attacking you and nudges you back with her head so you dont go close. She stood protectively right beside me as I used the rake to pick it up I moved it in her direction to turn and she ran back. I like that she knows to alarm you about it but also realises to not actually go near it. I definitely know my kids are safe with her around.
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    That story about her trying to move your kids away from the snake is very moving, Sharoo!

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    I took my pup out for his first proper outing today. We went to a picnic/fishing spot next to the dam, and there were a few people there, but not many, so we picked a spot away from everyone else there with a big patch of grass. I thought I'd take the opportunity to practice come when called in a new environment (done it inside the house and yard and a couple of times in an empty park), so I started off small on lead, then got my partner to stand a couple of meters away and had pup running back and forth between us with his lead trailing behind him. Eventually I got him going probably about 30meters or so, possibly more. I was pretty proud he got so far considering we haven't done much with that yet. He's far from 100% reliable but I'll start off with easy situations and work up.
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    Aren't dogs amazing animals, I have loved reading your stories. I have only just started recall training and we were out the other day and my girl took off after a fox, that then scared the roo's. I figured I had no hope but called anyway. She stopped and looked up at me, I called again and she came flying back to me for a peice of spam, I was so proud of my girl!

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