Jumpin Boots Posted October 17, 2013 Report Share Posted October 17, 2013 It's only taken 16 months, but Timber finally seems to be consistently making big dog choices and is growing up some, yeah! After 12 years of not having a puppy I forgot how lonnnngggg they can take to mature, a few months ago I wasn't sure he would ever get there. But the last two weeks or so he is suddenly turning the corner. Yesterday he was off leash at one if our local trails, had great recall, checking in on his own several times. Last week we had an off leash lab come bounding off a trail and pop out if the woods in front of him, a month ago that would have set him off, instead he watched for a moment and then turned and looked at me! The last several times we have been at the farm he has kept on eye on the horses, but hasn't thought about being naughty even once. And he is consistently understanding that stock work is only to be done when he is asked, not when he wants to tear down the field at turbo speed to harass the little woollies on his own. And best of all, he is figuring out the alarm going off in the morning doesn't actually mean that we get out if bed and get going for the day, but instead it's doggy cuddle time and we snooze for another 30 minutes! So, for you all at that puppy moment when you are fearing your monster will never grow up, there is hope. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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