Thursday, June 14, 2018

Training Thursday - Off Leash

This is a real picture, there has been no photoshopping of a leash or tie out

Over the winter, when the snow was deep and it was cold, we were able to start some off leash training with our girl. This is always done with great care (assessing Lee's mood, the environment etc.). Historically, Lee has done much better in the winter than in the spring/summer/fall when all the good smells are around.

However this year, again, under very restricted situations, Lee has been doing a good job at being off leash in the yard (100% supervised as we don't have a fence) for short periods of time. Generally, she has been much better at this kind of thing for Man than Lady (which really makes Lady made as she is the one who has spent the most hours training Lee), but she seems to be doing equally well with both!

We are not sure what has lead to this change. Is it maturity? Age? Whatever it is, we will enjoy it.

So will Lee, who had discovered there is nothing better than an off leash roll. Look at her grin!



22 comments:

  1. Well done Lee, you look soooo happy rolling there
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Bravo Professor Lee!!!! we work on this topic too and we hope with whoa-training we can see some progress... I'm older now and I'm not Paavo Nurmi...it's impossible to win a race against the dogs ;O)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Lee darlin' you do look very happy we are very proud of you too
    Hugs madi an mom

    ReplyDelete
  4. There is nothing better than rolling in the grass! Good for you for working so hard and getting to be off-leash, Hailey!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh that looks great fun Lee. And what a good girl you are!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hari om
    Whatevef if is it equals joy! Hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Good work, Hailey!!! Mom says all the training in the world would never make her comfortable enough to let us off leash - she would never be able to keep up with us if we took off:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    ReplyDelete
  8. Good job!!! Like the OP Pack, we are NEVER allowed off lead. It's a Siberian thing. We'd take off at 50 mph. we can't help it -- it's in our DNA.
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

    ReplyDelete
  9. Congratulations on your success! That's wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Well done Lee, and that smile says you know it! We have a couple in our crew (TODD!!) that I doubt will ever be able to be off lead. But our girl Cissy, I just open the door, and she walks herself and comes back when she wants.

    ReplyDelete
  11. looks like a good roll.
    Coffee is on

    ReplyDelete
  12. It feels good doesn't it Lee!
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

    ReplyDelete
  13. WooooHoooo!!!! OMD, that is FABulous gurl! Ma says I could NEVER be off leash cause my terrierist instinct is way too strong. whatevers. I say roach baby, roach!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

    ReplyDelete
  14. Keep up the good work Lee. Millie agrees that there is nothing better than a good roll in the grass.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Go Hailey!!! Great job!
    xoxo,
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

    ReplyDelete
  16. Squee! Don't you love it when you have success moments? Pawsome job, Lee!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Dear Ojo's Cousin Lee,

    Hurray for off leash! Ojo has a sort of similar problem - she goes very far and forgets to come back. She too is getting better as she gets older, BUT yesterday she kept running for a road and so she got Leash put back on. I am GOOD, and I got to stay off leash. So maybe if you are GOOD too you can also stay off leash? Stay close, okay? Then you can do more grass rolling!

    Licks,
    Cobi

    ReplyDelete

  18. You do look extra happy off leash Lee. Well done! Avalon can now be off leash quite a bit thanks to Wilhelmina who listens very well. When I call Wilhelmina, Avalon comes running as well :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

    the critters in the cottage xo

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for reading and leaving us a comment. We love your comments!