Recall - About turn walk - anyone used this sort of method?

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Re: Recall - About turn walk - anyone used this sort of met

Post by beeeerock » 20 Jun 2014, 19:42

chocdog wrote:Re. chasing: deer has not happened yet, but would be a total Fenton style nightmare, I have no doubt. Rabbits has happened and Charlie has to stay on lead anywhere proper "country" where there might be rabbits or livestock. At the moment he only goes off lead in towny dog walking areas (everyday) and the beach (at weekends). I imagine this will always be the case as he is a towny dog and I am sure he will never be reliable around sheep etc.
Doesn't have to be this way... see my comments in this thread: http://www.labradoodle.org.uk/forum/vie ... 10&t=31230

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Re: Recall - About turn walk - anyone used this sort of met

Post by Ianto! » 20 Jun 2014, 21:33

Hi Dollymix,
Welcome to the forum! How about posting in the Introductions, and maybe a photo of your Dood?? (We love our photos here :roll: )
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Re: Recall - About turn walk - anyone used this sort of met

Post by Bid » 21 Jun 2014, 00:32

beeeerock wrote:
chocdog wrote:Re. chasing: deer has not happened yet, but would be a total Fenton style nightmare, I have no doubt. Rabbits has happened and Charlie has to stay on lead anywhere proper "country" where there might be rabbits or livestock. At the moment he only goes off lead in towny dog walking areas (everyday) and the beach (at weekends). I imagine this will always be the case as he is a towny dog and I am sure he will never be reliable around sheep etc.
Doesn't have to be this way... see my comments in this thread: http://www.labradoodle.org.uk/forum/vie ... 10&t=31230

and for balance ... http://blog.smartanimaltraining.com/201 ... hem-again/
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Re: Recall - About turn walk - anyone used this sort of met

Post by beeeerock » 21 Jun 2014, 19:14

Bid wrote:
beeeerock wrote:Doesn't have to be this way... see my comments in this thread: http://www.labradoodle.org.uk/forum/vie ... 10&t=31230
and for balance ... http://blog.smartanimaltraining.com/201 ... hem-again/
Balance? LOL!! No, more like personal axe-grinding. I'll take experience over opinion any day. <plonk>

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Post by Ianto! » 21 Jun 2014, 22:14

Talking of axe-grinding, perhaps newbies would like to check out this thread to see how some people have acted on the forum in the past...
http://www.labradoodle.org.uk/forum/vie ... =1&t=30723
(With apologies to the OP as it looks as if your thread has been hi-jacked. As is my wont, I shall be leaving this thread too as I'm not interested argument for argument's sake.)
Anne & Ianto

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Re: Recall - About turn walk - anyone used this sort of met

Post by DiSet » 22 Jun 2014, 12:37

Ianto! wrote:Talking of axe-grinding, perhaps newbies would like to check out this thread to see how some people have acted on the forum in the past...
http://www.labradoodle.org.uk/forum/vie ... =1&t=30723
(With apologies to the OP as it looks as if your thread has been hi-jacked. As is my wont, I shall be leaving this thread too as I'm not interested argument for argument's sake.)
Anne & Ianto

Mmm... I don't think posting a reference to a previously heated thread and then stating that you're "leaving" this one is any help at all. It seems to me that on this occasion you are helping to hi-jack it. :(

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Post by labradoodlelindsey » 22 Jun 2014, 14:57

Since reading this method on the 12th May I used it on my newly adopted doodle diesel. I follow the instructions and for 4 weeks did as the article advised. It was very hard not to turn and peek when he was slow to follow but he did every time. It has I believe increased the bond we have and made him very alert to my where where abouts. It doesn't how ever stop him jumping up at fellow walkers and as I'm often quite a distance away it was sometimes hard to watch as he was fussed or pushed away. I always did it when the park or fields were quiet. I still would never walk him off lead near any live stock however. It's just too risky and an e collar would not be an option. It would I feel betray all the trust he has put in me and I couldn't even consider causing him pain. As a dog owner I feel it's our responsibility to keep them away from the risk of harm and that includes injury from live stock or bullet.

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Re: Recall - About turn walk - anyone used this sort of met

Post by Mollysmom » 20 Aug 2014, 21:22

Thank goodness Molly is kinda timid when it comes to other dogs and animals unless she knows them. She stays pretty close when we are out and is pretty good at recall she's been a bit more stubborn latley as she's getting a little more independent as she almost 7 months old but a whistle or a wait for me if she's running to far ahead usually does the trick. She ignores most animals unless she knows them. She's pretty good on a leash I used the heel command and stopped every time she started 5o pull ahead. We would stop I make her sit then the heeal command again and walk in the beginning we were stopping every couple steps but now she walks pretty good. When I had my poodle I we lived in the city and he would never run out on the road unless he watched for traffic I even taught him to wait for a green light before crossing a road. He was so smart. I'm sure our labradoodles could learn to do the same. I know they can learn to at least wait at the corner till you take them across the road because I taught my shih-tzu how to do that and they are on the lower end for intelligence.
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