Posted: 15/09/2016 at 10:24
As we are rural and have 5 acres the dogs get free roaming whilst "at home" I have to admit they are not used to being on a lead tho can do it if they have to. Also we find they stay healthier if in our patch.
There can be so many nasty things out in the fields and the river has definitely been used as a dumping ground by someone. We always seemed to be at the vet. The last time was a serious laceration caused by dumped wire.
We are so fortunate to have a field and do lots of training and games in it which they love. Everyone is happy and lots of visits from other dogs keeps everyone sociable.