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    Yay, the chicken did the trick!

    Now we can go to the Bribie Island meet ( I hope).
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    Oh, he (she?) is gorgeous!

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    Thanks, Beloz.

    I always chuckle at your latest news about Banjo, He does all the same things as Snoop.
    I used to get the wet kiss in the morning when he was little, then as he grew taller he would touch my face with his paw. Taller again and the touch became more like a slap. A few OWWWs! and he stopped doing it. (Whew)
    I would hide my head under the covers and he would jump up and try to dig me out. He was banned from the bed after that!

    I used to think all the regular posters dogs sounded so well behaved compared to my brat, but then comments slip out regarding jumping up,
    pulling like a sled dog, bench surfing etc - I have to laugh.

    It seems that once taught, they know all the right things to do to keep the humans happy but gee its great fun to be BAD once in a while.
    The naughtiness is always lurking just below the surface.

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    Yay for chicken.

    Frosty and I managed to walk past the local killer attack cat on the footpath this arvo with no pulling, no lunging, no whinging, and no attack from the cat either. It looked a bit nervous but didn't move from its spot as we went around - about 3m away.

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    10/10 for Frosty!

    We did a bit of duck training this morning with the duck at the bottom of the steps eating bits of bread and the dog in drop position on the porch.

    One for Duck , one for You, it went well for a while then the spell was broken by son coming in and out of back door. So, a distraction, then he looks back and sees the duck - OMG a duck! and chases.

    Was sent to the corner in disgrace and the bread put away.

    I hope the duck comes back tonight and we can try again.

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    10/10 for that move (Frosty and the Cat).

    We had a fail on the way home. Two crows and four sulphur crested Cockatoos were having a dispute and Frosty HATES crows. She got very distracted by that.

    Sometimes it's all good until the critter moves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbsecurity View Post
    So, a distraction, then he looks back and sees the duck - OMG a duck! and chases.
    Aren't dogs awesome?!

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    Really, sometimes I think he suffers from goldfish syndrome!

    Hyacinth, I saw an ad on Pet Rescue for a dog that was
    "fine with cats as long as they don't run

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    Met another interesting cat. Fat grey medium fluffy.

    It tried to approach us for pats. Really poor sense of self preservation that one.

    Reminded me of the pet sheep that insisted on giving Frosty a good sniffing over. Frosty was not too impressed but dutifully put up with it because I gave her no choice - ie hung onto her collar and told her she was a good dog...

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    Well, we had our Big Day Out today.

    I did as much "look at that" as possible and took our time getting from the carpark down onto the sand.
    I let him off leash because a lady near me heard him mewling and attempting to jump out of his skin (he was sitting nicely but it was just about killing him to do so) She said "aww let him run around". Hmmm ok lady you asked for it!

    So, incident one was: he saw a surfer with board hit the water and start paddling out - of course the big splash meant "I have to chase".

    Incidents 2 & 3 were just jumping on a sunbaker texting on an iphone and
    jumping on a grumpy old man walking on a dog beach without a dog

    After that I got him to "focus on me" by calling and starting to run in the opposite direction of his next intended victim.
    I found that when he was walking/running in the water with me no one else existed to him. Eureka. He was a lot calmer then and started to play nicely with other dogs. He did not jump up on any ladies but he did rush up and do the puppy dance around them, so they all rewarded him with patting.

    Considering he has not been to the beach for 3 months and hardly been out at all he behaved very well. I have a sprained calf muscle from all the running around but we had a lovely day. Thanks Hyacinth, for the motivation.

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