Hey Just an update on Ollie's barking in the garden. He's doing fantastically well. He can now be outside without anyone being with him (which would have been impossible before, as soon as you walked towards the house, he would start barking to get your attention), he can also actually come in on his own (which he never did before, we always went out with him on a lead so he never decided when he wanted to come back in). It sounds strange that we are highlighting such basic behaviours that should be in every dog, but these behaviours were never anything Ollie did. He now goes out in the garden every day, several times a day. He goes out when we go outside (which is often) and he plays fetch or plays with a wellington boot (which he loves throwing around and thrashing about like its some prey animal :lol. Most of the time now, he'll come back in on his own but occasionally he will start bark, usually a pigeon flying overhead will set him off, but we are being consistent and he gets brought inside for time-out if he barks. He does get the message though and will go back outside after time-out and not bark, so its a great training technique. Hopefully in the future, we can take the lead off him, but for the moment, he still needs a light lead to trail behind him so that we can still take action if he barks by picking up the lead and taking him indoors. But it's loads better than it was before for him.