If you go to Google Earth and check out our old house, which was in a cul-de-sac, you will also see our old dog sitting and guarding the driveway. Ignore the fact she is sitting on our neighbour’s lawn.

This is a testament to how trustworthy she was. She would never run off, and when we moved house, our Leonberger – Izzy – copied her actions and sat with her on the doorstep. Then, when Indie finally died, and we later got our current dog – Bella – she copied Izzy and sat on the doorstep, guarding our house.

Bella still does this today! Three generations of guard dog and all self-taught!