I wanted to share how well Archie is doing. The last roughly week he has been doing so well on his walks.
He’s not pulled on the lead, he’s not pulled for birds/people/trailers he’s simply looked but when told “no” on short but loose lead he’s just stayed near and followed me. He sits at the edge of pavements when crossing without me needing to say anything and waits for my guidance to cross. We have seen many dogs from a distance and he has looked calmly before my guiding him past. He is also able to contain his excitement without shaking uncontrollably for the most part (not always).
I have never known him like this and I am so proud of how well he is doing.
In the garden he still has his moments but even when distracted 90% of the time he comes first time to “Archie, here”. He watches me while waiting for his food and I make a conscious effort to mildly drag it out before he’s allowed to tuck in. We’re still working on the doorbell and the dog next door but I can’t believe how different he is! Everyone is commenting too.
I do think he will soon be ready to be introduced to other dogs which is something I never thought I’d say!
I’ve attached a picture of him on today’s walk.
Thank you so much for your help. Things are so much better.