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I just have to brag on him...He can be the biggest pain in the butt dog...but I swear he is just so good sometimes.

Eddie has a tendency to be unpredictable...toward strange dogs, toward strange people. He *can* react aggressively.

Well, today, I had him out in the yard with me. I was sitting in a lawn chair and he was sitting in front of me getting a back rub. I heard some sort of noise; it sounded a little like a cat yowling and I thought to myself "Great"...because that is another thing Eddie isn't the best with...cats. A loose, running cat would be dead if Eddie managed to catch up to it. As soon as I finished the thought, Eddie took off. I chased him around the side of the house and he was staring down the driveway. It wasn't a cat, it was a DOG! Eddie barked and went off in its direction. I called to him ONCE..."Eddie! Come!". And just what did Eddie do? He IMMEDIATELY turned and came back to me and sat down! :eek: You could have knocked me over with a feather, I was so shocked! Eddie has good recall but in intense situations, I wouldn't bet on him returning to me. All I could do is sputter out "GOOD BOY!!! GOOD BOY EDDIE!!!" We went back into the house and I was beaming...I was just SO SO proud of my boy! Right now, in my mind, he's the best dog ever! lol

You can work so hard with an animal and not see much in the way of progress but then they just surprise you and let you know..."Hey, I was learning something after all!" I am JUST SO proud of him! :eek:

As for the stray dog. After I returned Eddie to the house, I went looking for it and was unable to find it. I called some neighbors and left some messages. I'll keep looking and maybe call Animal Control tomorrow. It looked like a Rottie mix...but young. As soon as it saw Eddie, it basically bolted down my driveway pretty fast, so I didn't get the best look at it. :(
 

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Good boy Eddie!!! :D This is why training is really important. Good job MDAWN!
Thanks Mudra! and your so right about the training. Eddie could have easily chased that dog all the way to the road and possibly been hit. His response to my command was immediate. I just can't get over how impressed I am with him. I know most people wouldn't see that as a big deal, but with Eddie and his issues with strange dogs...it is a very big deal around here. :D

Good boy Eddie!! I can honestly say, mine would NOT pay attention...at all. So good job MDawn! Hopefully, it will continue to be so good. Did he get a treat or just an "Atta Boy"?
Oh, Eddie is "King of the House" today and definitely getting special treatment. He got a piece of the cats chicken liver as a treat (best thing I could find lol) and right this minute my boyfriend is out playing Eddie's favorite game with him..."Soccer"...I told my boyfriend that he better let Eddie 'win' too! ;) :D
 

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His response to my command was immediate. I just can't get over how impressed I am with him. I know most people wouldn't see that as a big deal, but with Eddie and his issues with strange dogs...it is a very big deal around here. :D


I think it's a big deal :) That would be like calling me off a lovely piece of chocolate cake. LOL

Excellent job, Eddie!!!!
 

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His response to my command was immediate. I just can't get over how impressed I am with him. I know most people wouldn't see that as a big deal, but with Eddie and his issues with strange dogs...it is a very big deal around here. :D


I think it's a big deal :) That would be like calling me off a lovely piece of chocolate cake. LOL

Excellent job, Eddie!!!!
Thanks Terry! haha...:D

I still haven't been able to find the dog. I took the car down the road looking for it but had no luck. I'm hoping the dog is ok and just went home...wherever that maybe.
 
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