muttered under breath at me just now as I was doing some recall work, ie letting cherry see something really interesting and then calling her back to me. wish I had the guts to say something to people, so what would have been a witty yet cutting come back to that.
Ok, I admit I am completely ignorant about terriers. Is there any particular reason why a terrier has to be on a lead? Most of the terriers around here are off-lead and perfectly well behaved. What's the problem with terriers?
I have to be carefull where I let my terrier off as he has a very high prey drive. If he spots something small and furry to chase, he's off. No amount of me calling him, waving treats or throwing his ball will get him back because he cannot see or hear me, his focus is 100% on what he is chasing.
I have to keep his focus on me at all times when he is off lead and only let him off in wide, open spaces where I can see what's coming from all sides. If I let him off in the woods for example, I'd never see him again. I suppose he would eventually return, probably with a few dead rabbits and wood pigeons for me
It doesn't mean I am not trying to retrain this. He is allowed off leash, we do train. He will get it, eventually I hope
think the muttering was aimed at my repeatedly calling her back then letting her go again, obviously thought i was calling her from something. her recall is good unless there is another dog in the vacinitiy (or the lady who gives all the dogs loads of treats), I even managed to call her off a squirrel she caught last week before she hurt it. dooin worth thinking about if you are ever struggling to put food on the table. from this day forth cherry shall be known as a cross between a noodledoodlecockerspoodlepoo and a Rottweiler, very rare you know.