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First Time off leash!

We let Miller offleash today! He did amazing. We are at our cabin in a very small town, and its all woods and trails around us so I thought, What the heck, he comes when called 99.99 percent of the time so we let him offleash. We had two people standing on the trail, around 40 feet apart, and we would call him to comeand give him a treat. Btw, it was totaly safe, because on one side, there was ocean, and the other a very steep hill. I had just picked him up after a recall, when a HUGE raccoon walked across the trail, well he went nutts so we called it a day, we didn't want him to try and track the raccoon down. LOL
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Congratulations! That is very good and I'm sure he had a blast!
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Congratulations! Sounds like Miller did great. We have allowed Kodi off leash when in areas away from traffic since he was very young. Scary about the raccoon, though. I always worry about raccoons out in the daylight like that... there is so much trouble with Rabies in raccoons.


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Congratulations! Sounds like Miller did great. We have allowed Kodi off leash when in areas away from traffic since he was very young. Scary about the raccoon, though. I always worry about raccoons out in the daylight like that... there is so much trouble with Rabies in raccoons.
and miller dosen't understand the animals are a no-no to chase
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and miller dosen't understand the animals are a no-no to chase
Great stuff. Got to watch those raccoons. Dogs don't know any better than to go after these guys. Some dogs more so than others. My father once told me a story about when he was hunting up north one year , one of their hounds chased a raccoon into the water. The raccoon somehow got on the dogs back and was literally dunking the dogs head under water . A nearby hunter had to shoot the raccoon off of the dogs back, or it would have drowned the dog. Hope I didn't terrify you.

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Hope I didn't terrify you.
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and miller dosen't understand the animals are a no-no to chase
Even when they understand that they SHOULDN'T, it's an AWFULLY big temptation!


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Then they look at you all like " Hey mom, look, its another dog! can i go say hi, can i?can i? CAN I?"
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Do many of you let your Havanese off leash? I let my Coco Ella run around in our fenced backyard... but don't let her off leash otherwise. I am just too nervous of the nearby street traffic.
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No, we rarely let Tillie "off leash" except in our own yard. We go to the tennis courts sometimes and let her off leash there, but it is fully fenced it. Sad to say, Tillie has horrid recall, even training her with the whistle as described in "Calling all Havs" threas, she still is NOT reliable. at. all. We will always be working on this.

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