March 3, 2012

Strauss gets help with the dog

Andrew McGlashan

Andrew Strauss is pretty good at keeping his players under control during Test matches, but he appears to have found it a bit tougher to maintain a tight leash on his own dog.

Strauss has a six-month old Labrador called Tucker who proved quite a handful so he was sent to an obedience school - called Paws Galore - which appears to have worked wonders.

"We sent Tucker to Paws Galore on the advice of some friends. He was a little excitable, to say the least, and with both me and my wife busy, we thought it would be worth trying," Strauss told the Herts and Essex Observer "We couldn't believe the results. Over the course of two weeks Tucker had matured dramatically and his overall behaviour had improved beyond recognition."

Next time one of his fast bowlers steps out of line, Strauss might want to consider some similar treatment.

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