Posted: 03/05/2015 at 18:19
The garden is growing before my eyes with the rain over the last two days.
I'm sorry to hear about shadow DD. I once was walking along a lane when suddenly round the corner some sheep had escaped from their field. My dog took off after them and followed them back into the field. I was terrified the farmer would see him and still sometimes have nightmares about it. Dogs think it's enormous fun to chase things. They are not too far from wolves after all. Apparently that's why they get excited when they are about to go for a walk as they think they are going hunting with their pack.
I heard of a drastic way to stop a dog showing interest in sheep and that was to tie the dog to a ram. The poor dog was a bit battered but he never looked at sheep again.
Hope you find a solution,DD. It's so difficult to keep a dog from straying if he's determined.