Guess who’s playing off leash in the desert now?
This is episode 1 of 4 showing how Mr. William has made a complete turnaround with no training. Episode 2 will be uploaded next week.
Couple of tidbits in the video that may need further mention:
1. The blog entry discussing the possibility of a genetic component to Willy’s behavior can be found at
2. Episode 4, where Willy goes off-leash for the first time, was during the 3rd week of his canine prozac. It takes 4-6 weeks for the medication to kick in. During his improvements on the trail, there were also improvements in the home, all occurring before the full effect of the medication took effect. I attribute these improvements to an increase in Willy’s confidence level, said increase in confidence I sincerely believe is related to what happened out on the trail.
We have not run out of our first script of the meds yet. I am entertaining the idea of taking him off once we run out. Medicating Willy was never a cure, it was just an aid.