Fio assumes the private behavior class in which Sonia Dog is enrolled has been effective because she no longer breaks away from Mommy and takes off down the road to chase passing automobiles. Instead, she stands stock still and stares fiercely at them.
Deer, though, are another matter. Yesterday, while Mommy was walking Sonia on the driveway, Doggie spotted two does, one as great with young a she might go. Sonia froze and stared at them like she does at cars, but when one of them twitched, she whipped the leash out of Mommy's hand and raced after them.
The deer bounded away, of course, and Sonia, her ears flopping, came galloping down the driveway when Mommy called, so no harm done except for the leash burn on Mommy's finger.
The fallow doe might drop her fawn on our acreage, but Fio doesn't think Sonia would bother it unless it leapt up and away. Given a little action, Sonia would bring down Bambi.