I am spending all my time with Mia The German Shepherd at the moment and things are going well with her training. Now that I am a retired man I am able to spend lots of time with her. This is something that I have not had the luxury of with previous dogs, what with work always getting in the way. It definitely makes a huge difference. Mind you the weather has been terrible since she arrived. Wet and windy all the time and the paddock is a quagmire. I haven't let that stop our walks though.
Today, despite the most awful wet weather, we went for a walk with my extremely beautiful daughter Jodie and her dog Skye the Labrador. It was excellent. There was no aggression from Mia towards Skye at all. I felt good about that. It is so important to me that she gets on with other dogs. However Mia did show aggression to other dogs we met in the park. Still work to be done there.
Mia had a free run in the paddock today after I had shut the hens away for the night. She came back to me every time I called her. Very satisfying.
I left Mia alone while I went to the house to take pictures of the Christmas decorations. She has stopped barking and getting stressed when I leave her for a few minutes. Oh dear, when I returned she had stolen a box of sweets and eaten a few, What amazed me though was that she had very carefully unwrapped those she ate. It seems that coffee cream is her favourite flavour. I didn't tell her off. This was her first bit of naughtiness indoors.
Here are some photo's of the decorations.
Happy Christmas to you all.