Hi All - Just wanted to give a quick update on the bundle of joy that is Izzie and to ask for a bit of advice please.
So Izzie has been with us just over 2 months now and is totally settled and completely ruling the roost in that she has the two of us totally wrapped around her furry little paws. She is such a character and so much fun in the house. She LOVES her squeaky bone and does an adorable song and dance when we squeak it for her. Her favourite game is "chase me" round the house and just gets so excited. She has been loving being out in the garden so much over the last couple of weeks because there are so many bushes and plants to rummage under. She is a total terrier exploring, sniffing and hunting. And we can sleep easy in our beds at night as she is a fantastic guard dog warning all the neighbourhood cats to stay out of her garden!! It is just hilarious to watch her telling them off when they sit on the garden wall staring down at her
Her weight loss is progressing slowly but she can walk much further distances now and we have even had a few early morning jogs (some of them unplanned especially the one where we chased a fox - such a terrier
She absolutely LOVES my other half and as soon as he is in the door she is up beside him on the sofa for cuddles. She will just lie on his lap for hours and the two of them are the best of pals.
There is just one thing I need a bit of advice on - Recall when we are out for walks.
She is so good with all her commands; sit, stay, wait etc. Her recall is great around the house and garden but as soon as she steps out the front door she just gets so excited and makes a run for it!! Like I say she is great in the garden and I think we are making progress but as soon as I let her off the lead she was gone and no amount of calling, waving treats or squeaking her toys can convince her to come back until she is ready with a result I am too nervous to let her of the lead.
Would it be worthwhile going to professional classes with her? I have tried everything else. I want her to have the most out of everything and because she is such a typical terrier I want her to be able to go exploring in the fields where we live safe in the knowledge that she will come back instantly when called.
Once again a HUGE thank you everyone who looked after Izzie (Robin) when she first came out of the pound. I still cannot believe she ended up there in such a state but I am so happy she came into our lives. She is just adored so much. Thank you xxx