dogging in

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Re: dogging in

Post by ips » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:42 am

trekmoor wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:02 am
She will "revert" to any distance you let her revert to . :whistle:

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Re: dogging in

Post by Naj » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:46 pm

Spaniel's are by their very nature high maintenance dogs when hunting. If you wanted an easy life you should have Chosen a lab. :lol

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Re: dogging in

Post by Miesque » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:57 pm

Why let her pull out now?

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Re: dogging in

Post by ips » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:58 pm

Naj wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:46 pm
Spaniel's are by their very nature high maintenance dogs when hunting. If you wanted an easy life you should have Chosen a lab. :lol
I am not old enough for one of those 😁
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Re: dogging in

Post by ips » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:05 pm

Miesque wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:57 pm
Why let her pull out now?
A good question.
I have tried to keep her hunting within fifteen yards or so but its been hard work and required constant nagging plus it takes ages to cover the ground. So for the last few evenings I have allowed her to cover a bit more ground as I know she will come back after the birds are flushed. I am talking thirty yards not three fields 😁 I have no idea if this will bight me in the backside once beating but I am taking the risk as its less stressful, gets the job done better and I am not constantly nagging her which I think is detrimental to general obedience. As I say I am hoping that the context of beating is understood. I will report back in two weeks.

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I am still in control if the dogging in its not that I am allowing her to do her own thing per se 👍
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Re: dogging in

Post by Jelinga » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:20 pm

ips wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:58 pm
Naj wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:46 pm
Spaniel's are by their very nature high maintenance dogs when hunting. If you wanted an easy life you should have Chosen a lab. :lol
I am not old enough for one of those 😁
Well, that's cheeky! You don't have to be old to have a Lab. I used to have GSPs and as I enjoy the retrieving side, I decided to get a Lab. OH said I would be bored to tears as they won't leave your side! Wrong! When I see a spaniel working I just think it is running around in little circles not really knowing what it is doing :lol:

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Re: dogging in

Post by ips » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:31 pm

Jelinga wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:20 pm
ips wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:58 pm
Naj wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:46 pm
Spaniel's are by their very nature high maintenance dogs when hunting. If you wanted an easy life you should have Chosen a lab. :lol
I am not old enough for one of those 😁
When I see a spaniel working I just think it is running around in little circles not really knowing what it is doing :lol:
You have seen eze and I working then 😁

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Its the big circles that are the problem 😁

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Re: dogging in

Post by Jelinga » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:43 pm

Mine is in jest as well :-D No offence taken, just everyone says Labs are for the old.

Many years ago I used to train with a spaniel man and he said:-

It takes three years to train a GSP
Two years to train a spaniel
and a blind man can train a Labrador before breakfast :lol:

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Re: dogging in

Post by ips » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:49 pm

Two years ya say.....job done then 👍




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Re: dogging in

Post by lester » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:35 am

when dogging in ,how to repair their long nail to keep healthy ?Dog nail clipper or dog nail grinder? Which is better?
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