Small victory :)

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  1. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I took Ripley out this evening for a little bit of exercise and training, and I dropped his leash unintentionally. He took off after some birds on the grass, and before I knew what I was doing I called him. I kicked myself for that because it's pointless to give Ripley a command like that in an environment with distractions . . . But, he CAME! He turned right around and trotted back. I didn't pick up the leash for the rest of the evening - we played a game of fetch and continued to work on his recall, and he came every single time he was called. I still didn't dare to take his leash off, but the fact that he was not sprinting away from me is sooo gratifying! I now have a little more confidence that I can start training him to run around with his leash dragging. Hopefully the dragging leash may eventually be eliminated.

    Just had to share. Every little step is a huge deal with my little monster. :D
     
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    YAY!!!! That's what I've been doing with Virgo at the park...little baby steps to insure success...I'm so proud of you and Ripley!
     
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    Awww yay!!!!!! Good boy Ripley!!! :D
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Thanks! :D I'm still bouncing over that. LOL.
     
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    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    That's great!!! Good Boy Ripley!!! And Kudo's to you!!
     
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    That is exciting! :) I know when you work hard to train your dog and it starts working, it is so awesome!
     
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    Yay Ripley! It is great when you watch them learning, somehow it is more gratifying for me to see Lilly learning a command than Aeron. I think it is because she is small and also a rescue. But great for you a Rips.
     
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    WAhoo!! Go The Ripleyness!!
     
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    That is wonderful! :D Yay for his Ripliness! ;) :D
     
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    Good Boy Ripley!!!! Lots of treats for such a good boy!!!!!!!
     
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    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Yipeee!!!! Way to go Ripley!!! :D
     

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