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plumseverywhere

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
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Murphy dog training latest...
« on: July 07, 2013, 08:41:50 pm »
Session 3 - we had a live runner duck and several plates of chopped sausages to 'ignore' today as well as other dogs 'off lead'. oh my life.  We got there in the end but I think having the youngest dog there, we have moments where we come close to being expelled - keeping his concentration is sometimes tricky, he just wants to play. The duck lived to tell the tale though and murphy is well rewarded!  ;D
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Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Murphy dog training latest...
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 08:52:44 pm »
What a day you both had  :D in this heat too ( it's hot here anyway ).
Your Murphy, being so young, will most likely catch on and not forget. The young ones seem to take that bit extra to get the control in some situations but once there become the most reliable from thereon.
Come on Murphy  :excited: you can do it  :dog:

funkyfish

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Devon
Re: Murphy dog training latest...
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 09:05:56 pm »
Have you had a look at at susan garrets website? (say yes training) If you sign up to the news letter you get free web info bits, she is FAB at teaching how to get your dog to work under distraction and how to have an awesome recall.


Also when pigs fly- a book by J. Killion has amazing focus exercises.
Old and rare breed Ducks, chickens, geese, sheep, guinea pigs, 3 dogs, 3 cats, husband and chicks brooding in the tv cabinate!

plumseverywhere

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Re: Murphy dog training latest...
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 09:22:41 pm »
Thanks Mummyshaz  ;D need lots of reassurance, I nearly got weepy today (OK I DID get weepy) when things were going wrong but we turned it round in the end  :relief:

I'm going to look up those books FF - the book I currently have is a little too basic now so I need to move up. I think I've learnt so much more about how dogs naturally do what there breed has been bred to do. We have 2 labs there, both good at retrieving (one is a trainee gundog too) and murphy being half terrier/half samoyed is quite a chaser, loves anything squeaky and easily distracted (sammy? terrier?)
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for www.itsbaaathtime.com and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...

funkyfish

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Devon
Re: Murphy dog training latest...
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2013, 09:58:00 pm »
You should like when pigs fly, its a fun to read book. The author competes at obedience and agility with English Bull terriers. it is a bit American though..


Susan Garrets way of training is great, lots of fun and bonding, but good rules and boundaries.  If you can get hold of a copy of Crate Games, its fab for teaching self control and drive. have a loom at her blog videos of Swagger, they are great! She also does online webinairs.
Old and rare breed Ducks, chickens, geese, sheep, guinea pigs, 3 dogs, 3 cats, husband and chicks brooding in the tv cabinate!

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Murphy dog training latest...
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2013, 10:21:40 pm »
Oooh, do her webinars go towards RVN CPD?

funkyfish

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Devon
Re: Murphy dog training latest...
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2013, 10:00:58 am »
Don't think so unfortunately  :( 
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