Dogs in the hills - Help/advice
by Beaner001 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:33 am
Therefore I am really looking for tips in keeping them closer to me when walking as all the smells and sounds make them want to wonder a bit far from me. Also when they have to go onto the leads where sheep/goats appear and the mist comes down they pull like trains which makes for uncomfortable walking.
Note that they are fine on the leads and stay close when off in everyday Urban Life.
by StevieC » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:08 pm
by Sgurr » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:07 pm
by Joshm » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:51 pm
One of mine loves sticks and toys so if I just had her then I'd keep a few toys in my bag to tempt her back with but my other dog isn't fussed about toys so toys aren't completely reliable with my 2.
by Caberfeidh » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:36 pm
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by OpenC » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:28 pm
I have three cockers (albeit working dogs from good stock which I would have been disappointed if they didn't behave) and I can just about call all of them back every time with only this very basic training. They don't bother with sheep or other livestock, and I rarely if ever have to put them on a lead at all these days.. except when, for example, parking on a layby next to the A9 When I reached the stage when farmers and landowners would happily drive straight past me on quads with the dogs sat next to me leadless and still waiting to be told to move, I knew I had made it. Took a while, but was worth it. Although I suspect that the bloke whose coffee Lola drank on top of Blencathra has still not forgiven her
by Beaner001 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:57 am
Haha Caberfeidh, i wonder how long they'd last before insubordination!! Wouldn't want to get into a Mawson/Mertz situation in the middle of the Gorms!!!
by nmaaria » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:20 am
...I envy you in Scotland, would be nice to have the dogs running free more (without breaking any laws).
by Moobli » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:38 pm
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by Beaner001 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:01 pm
by bdearg » Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:17 am
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