A birthday lunch in the pub with my BFF and her new border collie puppy. Bluebell is 12 weeks old and so keen to learn. She already has ‘Sit’, ‘Down’, and ‘Paw’. She is such a good girl….for a puppy anyway!
Fortunately my friend understands that you have to be firm right from the start, or you end up with an annoying dog that you can’t take anywhere. When the food arrived (steak pie no less!) Bluebell wanted to get her face in it. She was leashed to the table leg and went frantic. We moved to the next table out of reach and ignored her. In a couple of minutes she settled down for a snooze.
Thank goodness for dog-friendly pubs! We were in the Three Merry Lads at Redmires, on the edge of Sheffield, not far from Stanage Edge and the beautiful Hope Valley. The food is hearty and wholesome and the staff are lovely and patient with dogs in training. There is even a jar of dog treats on the bar. We will definitely be going back, to do some long walks too when Bluebell is a bit older, she will need tiring out!