Today we went with Dave to the training area where his obedience course starts on the 1st of September. It's an old football pitch, so is really massive. After some time two other dogs joined us, a Golden Retriever and a Rhodesian Ridgeback. The Retriever was very chilled and just walked about but the Ridgeback really loved to run so was a perfect play-mate for Dave. They chased each other like mental around and around until the Ridgeback got too excited and nipped Dave's bum. The only problem is that the Ridgeback's jaw is massive and a nip is more like a chomp. Dave ran under the bench and was pretty scared for some minutes. Then it started to rain and we all went home.
|Aaarg, my bum!!|
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We have always thought that Dave had no problems in being left alone in the apartment as he never makes any fuss when we leave or when we return. Just to make sure that he was okay we filmed him and it turns out that he's not so relaxed after all. After 10 seconds he tried to escape the crate! He managed to open one lock very easily. After around 12 minutes he relaxed/gave up escaping and only took to howling every now and then. So, it seems we have some work to do with separation anxiety...