Thursday 12 July 2012

Dogs Can be Dogs

It's time to write about PonyG and her amazing transformation.   Since moving to the country and becoming a 'country dog',  PonyG is a new girl.   Let me explain.
   She now lives her life  off-leash,  all the time.   She roams around her UN-FENCED property and does not wander.   She has figured out her terrritory and she patrols it carefully ( how did she do that ?).     She greets people who visit with a wagging tail and an over-enthusiastic jump up (can't stop it...I've tried).   She has a couple of vantage points that she favors where she can see all comings and goings.  She gets lots of other dogs coming to visit and play and as far as I can tell, she does not go to their places to visit,  unless I do.   She also does something that I absolutely love...she follows me everywhere I go when I am working is wonderful.   AND get this....she comes when called....Yup....comes when called!

She was a terrible  'city' dog.   She was skittish and wild.  She was a challenge all the time.  She was not my fantasy.   I admit,  I got close to giving up on her many times.  I was at my wit's end and I guess she was too.

Little did I know that within PonyG. there did indeed lurk
 my fantasy dog.   All she needed was an open door and some open space.  She has become a pretty darn good dog
living a real dog's life.

PonyG hunting for something hiding in the woodpile....a mouse?  a snake? a bug?


kevel88 said...

She is a totally different dog in the country. . . No bolting! Knows her boundaries. . . Invites the other dogs over to play in the neighborhood. Very social sort of gal!!


Cowgirl said...

kevel88--I'm glad you saw this first-hand. If only there was something that could fix the constant shedding! xo=me

ingrid said...

That's awesome!!! I'd love for Scarlett to have free country space, but she'd just go off and hunt deer. I'm not 100% sure what she is, but a part of me thinks she has ridgeback in her since she seems to love to chase and hunt large things. (horses, deer, ..)

Glad Pony Girl is good with the "come" command - that's a tough one!! Congrats. And I love the image of her being your shadow as you work about your place doing your thing. Sounds like a little piece of heaven.


Michelle said...

The country is heaven for a dog...lucky PG! Nice to see her in her element.