Dalesred Posted June 25, 2008 Report Share Posted June 25, 2008 Over here, there's a dog training programme called Dog Borstal. It's a terrible name, and the premise is pretty naff and designed to get round Bill's very valid point that proper dog training would make very boring TV. Three trainers with three different approaches take three different dogs and do an intensive residential training programme with dogs and owners. To add a bit of interest, handlers are required to camp out, military style. (The more I describe this, the more embarassed I'm getting) Anyway, at the end of the doggy boot camp week, they are tested, and it's followed on by an update several months later. It sounds awful, but, it does make good viewing, and none of the methods used make my hackles rise. In fact, the series clearly shows how problem behaviours originate through poor management and mistakes made by the owners. And that's a message that needs hammering home over and over again. Anyway, Meg, Rhiw and I were watching it last night when something really spooked Rhiw. He strated barking ( rarely does that indoors) and leapt onto the sofa by me ( not usually allowed!) to be comforted. I think it was something he'd heard, and he had a real collie wobble. Meg on the other hand, just gazed around in mild surprise. What's to get scared about young 'un? It's only the telly! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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