We were on the beach in Llandudno yesterday morning letting the dogs have a good run around to use up the excess energy that these rainy stuck indoors days gives them. At every opportunity at the moment I'm slowly trying to get Mavis used to more commands, just the same ones as the other dogs know and usually respond to, just the very basics for now. I slip teaching a dog new words into normal day to day activity and occasionally during one to one time, but that is harder with two other dogs vying for my attention and distracting the pupil. So it's easier to do more when we are out and about with two of us with the dogs.
She is doing well she already knows sit, wait, down and 'do you want a bone' our phrase for any doggy treat, it's strange how they all learn that one so easily!!
But she's having real difficulty with 'come'. So as we were walking off the beach with Mavis on her long extending lead I decided to shout 'come' to see if she would respond, when she ignored me completely I yelled a bit louder and a bit firmer 'Mavis COME HERE' .... a little old lady took two steps towards me with a very shocked expression on her face. I guess her name was Mavis, but I didn't wait to find out :-)