Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
I trust both my dogs off lead anywhere. I have worked them off lead since they came home to me.
Zefra I trust more than Stark because she is more focused on me and is totally more biddable. I have called Zefra off of geese, squirrels, rabbits, etc. with ease. She has a super fast recall or drop on command so I have no issues.
Stark is slow going and although has never taken off on me and I don't believe will ever take off, he does however give me the "in a minute" routine and will sniff for a few more seconds before coming to me, or get distracted mid run by a smell and slow down. He wears a e-collar for this reason and a few others (he is handler sensitive and the e-collar distances me from the correction).
G Wild Winds Zephyr of Cognac BH, HIC, NTD, ITD, CGN
Wild Winds Archangel Raphael HIC, TT
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