Pippy is a 2 year old Spaniel x Patterdale terrier who I thought had a split personality.In the house she is a good girl, she listens to commands and happily complies. She likes to sit on my lap and cuddle, or be close to my feet.However, as soon as she was outside, off the lead, she suddenly became deaf to commands and ran riot. This has led to her getting into difficulty on a few occasions, she has disappeared into a hedge and lost her way back to me, she nearly drowned in a lake because she jumped in and couldn't get back out, and got stuck in a dried out muddy stream. Then came putting her back on the lead or getting her into the car, this was easier if I took treats with me, but it was still a case of her staying out of reach and running circles around me. Off lead play with her became very stressful, she was constantly rolling in muddy puddles and poo, yapping whenever a ball was in view and my generally difficult to control. My other dog, a border collie was beginning to follow her bad behaviour.On lead walks, she was better behaved, stopping at kerbs, waiting, and only pulling on a few occasions, but I did not want to have a dog that was always on a lead, so I rang Blue Ridge Canine Academy, and spoke to Stuart, we arranged a one to one session with Pippy .When Stuart arrived, we started the session instantly, with Stuart showing me how to be the leader and instigate calmer behaviour. Pippy picked up quickly on what was expected off her, and we set out for a walk. Pippy was eager to listen and learn, but more importantly I was willing to ask questions, listen and learn.The next day I was a little worried how I was going to manage to implement what I had learnt from Stuart at Blue Ridge Canine Academy, as I now had the two dogs to walk. I need not have worried as soon as I let them know that I was in charge, both dogs responded positively.The changes that I have seen in Pippy are amazing, She is calmer before we start the walk, off lead she is listening and obeying, we can now play ball games, when its time to leave the park she comes straight to me to have her lead on, or jumps into the car. I can now open the front door without her escaping and running off.We still have times when she forgets and slips back into her previous behaviour, but I now know how to react, and she is brought under control quickly.It is now a pleasure to walk both my dogs.