Things moved on well this week, just the two dogs as the third is still on holiday. We started with a wander through the small fields close to the farm buildings and Mia walked well on a loose lead, hardly going the full extent at all and kept focus really well too despite the distractions. There were lots of pheasant about and although she was aware all the time, pointed, sniffed and did lots of trail following she responded well when I asked her to move on and wasn't getting anywhere near as hyped as she used to. She even walked past a loose chicken after just a bit of a stare. She walked through all the gates perfectly and didn't rush any of them or try to bypass by going under the fence. The GSD was well behind us all through this and she didn't take any notice of him at all except when he barked a couple of times and she just lifted her head, looked and moved on. We then worked on getting the dogs closer for the first time. Although Mia doesn't like dogs behind her where she can't see them it was decided that she should be infront as she is the less reactive to other dogs. Mia and I walked on one side of a double rail fence and the GSD was on the lane about 50 yards behind so they could see each other really easily. Mia was great and just glanced back a few times but was really only interested in the pheasants she could see. Once again we stopped on picnic blankets half way for a break and a T-Touch session as both dogs needed it and Mia got to search for treats in a big plastic box full of kids play balls. Mia loved snuffling through all the balls to find bits of sausage and was tossing them around and having great fun. For the walk back the dogs were put on long lines and we practised recall all the way back, letting them go off wherever they wanted then calling them back every now and again for a treat or fuss. We kept it to around 45 minutes again but both dogs were still obviously very tired at the end of it. There will be four dogs next session as the Goldie will be back and a new one is joining us. A labxdally so can't wait to meet that one. All in all Mia was much less hyped with everything than she has been before. I was really proud of her and how well she is getting on.