Frodo is extremely responsive, coming immediately when called - he spins on a sixpence to obey - apart from the time when a decomposing deer carcase proved much too inviting and he disappeared inside it for about an hour, deaf to everything but the grinding of his teeth and the champing of his jaws.When we are out walking he regards it as his job to look after me, which entails him keeping a sharp look-out for strangers, two-legged and four-legged. Once spotted, he fixes a baleful glare and barks warningly.
We have always played hide and seek with our dogs, to keep them alert to our whereabouts and close to us, but it is extremely difficult to hide from Frodo as he checks on me every few seconds - never more than 12 seconds pass between his glances.
Walking with dogs is one of life's greatest pleasures. Buddy Liver Spots is always on an extending lead because he can't see very well and wanders off in wrong directions. Currently Jenna is also confined to a lead to help her shoulder injury heal.
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