Thank you for your response, sorry for the delay, l have only just got the email.
We have been to several one to one trainers without any success. Safra is the 9th rescue Saluki l have had, of course they are all different, she is one of the worst cases l have had, and is also incredibly intelligent and able to manipulate my older Saluki and probably me too, to get what she wants.
She is now doing most things normally, we just have days when she will not leave my bedroom for 24 hours. I could put a muzzle on her and carry her downstairs. This however is not my way of solving problems. I have worked on her for nearly 4 years, and the off lead problem is only recent for me, although when she came to me the previous owner could not catch her and used a lemon spray collar on her.
I am not sure whether she is spooked or whether we are suffering from a leadership problem. Dilly the older dog is declining and Safra may be trying out the power game of who will be head of the family, her or me.
Tomorrow l am going back to the fenced park and will let her off after just over one month of exercise on the lead in a different location. I hope l will be able to come home at some point.
I think Safra is happy, she has lots of friends human and dogs, we spend up to three hours a day walking in parks, l work at home so the dogs are not left for hours on end. She is so damaged that nobody wanted her.
I just have come to a cross-roads when l did not know what to do next, l do not think a dog made for running should spend her life on a lead.
I would be grateful for any help. Thanks Althea Wilson