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  1. That’s remarkable. Have to disagree about the impossibility of training the dog to do that. Have a look at guide dogs, assistance dogs etc, they are often trained to pull their human away from danger they have been trained to distinguish.

    The cat doesn’t look too perturbed by being hauled off.

    We used to have a border collie cross mongrel, a good sort of dog. When a slightly wandering, slightly dementing, great aunt would come to stay, we would tell Shep (dog) to keep Flo safe. He would too. He’d hold on to her cuff, and walk around the house with her, then the garden, but once they got to the gate, Shep would plant his paws firmly, pull back and not let her move an inch.

    Shep just did this for himself, we didn’t teach him. He was rescued by my cousin, she found him locked in a garage of an empty house, surviving by drinking rain that leaked in under the door.

    He never once pulled old Flo over. She called him “my young gentleman”

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