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Not a title, not an "official" award anyway, but a milestone none-the-less. Frigga is now totally trustworthy off leash. It's been coming for quite awhile. She's behaved well when I had eye contact with her or kept close vigil. Today though she went the full measure. A perfect recall when she was not being totally directed by me and when she very, very much wanted to get what she was after.

I took both dogs outside while I got the grill going and while I was paying more attention to the charcoal than Frigga the little ankle-biter from down the road came running up the driveway. Frigga hates that dog because it constantly initiates aggression towards both my dogs. On a lead I ward the dog off. Off leash I have always kept watch and as soon as I saw the dog and got control of mine long before there could be an issue. Today though I didn't know anything was up until Frigga took off at full speed with a roar and was almost off our property before I even knew what was up. Thankfully all the training was well proven. She came instantly to my recall. Not a hesitation, not a wimper. She simply felt that pleasing her dad was worth far more than getting that bad little loudmouth. I was so happy with her! She knew it too and showed utter joy on her face as I loudly proclaimed how good a girl she was.

I've trained dogs for decades both personally and professionally and Frigga was my hardest dog to train. She had alot of aggression issues when I got her and was fearful of sudden moves by men. She did not respond to all the early training methods I was used to and it took going out of the box for me to get her her start. A Gentle Leader made that possible. It wasn't long before she made the leap to the adjustable slip, and now she is fully controllable off leash. She's come a long long way in the year and a half I've owned her - half her lifetime. The journey has not been easy, but it has been very, very much worth it. I remember all my dogs of course. Special events stand out in those memories. For Frigga it will always include that brilliant sparkle I saw in her eyes when she knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that she had performed well and delighted her dad in doing so. Good girl, Frigga!
 

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I can tell you are so very proud!!!!

Way to go Frigga!!!!

Makes all that time and training so worth it!!!!!
 

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THAT IS AWESOME
 

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Good girl Frigga! Sounds like you've come a long way (baby). Maybe that little snack size dog will think twice about coming in her yard again.
 
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