May I present - Merlin's new friends! He has gone from being 'Billy No Mates' to Mister Popular within the space of a week. He's always been reactive with other dogs (since his nuts dropped) but a combination of a Mekuti Harness and a new training technique (the Look At That game) has transformed him. Plus finding out that an old school classmate lives round the corner from me - so we met up with her dog and her friend's dog, and we have daily playdates now. Also last night I finally introduced him to my friend Luke's rescue Boxer, Hooch who came over from Ireland in January looking like a skeleton with a heap of issues, and Luke has slowly slowly turned him around into what a young 12-18mth Boxer should look & be like. He is now a stunning boy! But I was very wary of introducing him to Merlin as I felt he was the worst kind of dog for a reactive dog to meet - Boxers are like Zebedee on speed for most of their lives especially when teenagers! But we walked together last night late, on the beach and I was astounded at Merlin who was being the mature, sensible dog (!!) and stopping Hooch's exuberant pestering with just a turn of his head, a little calming signal or a low growl once or twice. So proud of him! Nuff words, you want pictures? :thumbup: None of Hooch yet but watch this space! Linda, Jake, Helen (old school friend) and Merlin. Harvey (Helen's dog) disappearing bottom left! Jake being the centre of attention Merlin and Jake on the beach yesterday, heading for France (probably) Two weeks ago, Jake could not swim. Harvey still won't! despite being in the minority now.