Anyway, Every Friday Mom normally came right home and headed to the pasture with Rebel but as you know Rebel is no longer with us. Before I knew what was going on Mom came through the house and headed to the barn. I didn't pay any attention until She was already out in the pasture. I was riding in the Arena and I saw her with .... RANGER. Now we have been working with Ranger but first off I have to tell you that we work him in the goat and sheep pen. He never leaves his herd. Second we work him on a lunge line. A Lunge line is about 50 Foot long. It is long enough to make Ranger feel free and give him room to run but it also gives us some control of him if he gets to chasing things. (which he likes to do) At first I thought I was seeing things. Mom not only had Ranger with her but she was also on a walk to the pond. She wasn't working him at all. Not only that but there was no leash, no lunge line, no ANYTHING! He was going with her willingly and staying right by her side. I don't know what Dogs see in Mom but Range must have known she needed him because I have never seen him act so well behaved until AFTER his lessons.
I am not sure what Mom does on her walks but Ranger seemed to enjoy the freedom and even on his way back he was never more then a few steps ahead of Mom. I watched from afar but I was so please with Ranger's behavior that I gave him just a little bit of extra food at dinner as a treat. You don't think he will turn into Mom's dog do you???