While the title of my post might seem harsh, my dog has forgotton who has the last word on some of her behavior. Lately, she's been a little slow to respond to commands such as "whoa", "stay" and "come". There is a beach near my house that is perfect for dogs. Few people ever there and plenty of area to bring my dog even if there are. Lately, my dog (Sadie is two years old) has been increasingly paying attention to more things than just me and her throw toy. Today at the beach, she ran away from me in chase of a duck that appeared to intentionally circled just over us to entice Sadie to follow her. Sadie ran parallel to the shore after the duck and I had to run after her and she would not listen to any commands. She ran about 150 yards. While I will admit my dog is not the greatest at obeying 100% of the time, she will listen once you break her concentration from what ever distracted her. It has been a long time since I've had to put her E-collar on. I think it is time to get back to that to get her realizing she has to listen.