This morning I discovered a rather dangerous behaviour. Clover hasn't had all that many outings and I always test the water before I let her off lead. I let her drag the lead around for a while then decided she WAS going to come back to me, even when she's running around like a lunatic, she would come back, full pelt, at her name. I was impressed! So I let her off. We were doing this and it was good and fun. Then she spotted a magpie (bird) pecking at the ground. She BOLTED towards it, the bird started to fly off, close to the ground. Clover followed it across the park, over the road, then gave up when the bird flew UP instead of along the ground. Then she remembered me, and ran back full bore. I was gobsmacked! I have seen that she is interested in birds, but I didn't think she was THAT keen. What plan of attack would you suggest? I am going to try to get her very into toys at the park. I mean, they move just like birds (almost) so they might be an alternative channel for her behaviour... ?