UK/British Lab

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  1. Doc E

    Doc E Elite Refuge Member

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    C'mon man --- I'm sure you know what I meant,
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    "C'mon man" I know you wrote what you wrote.
     
  3. eugene molloy

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    How many of you own and British Lab and any recommendations on keeping um from breaking while hunting? And do you use an e collar at all even in upland hunts?

    I've never had anything but British Labs, and never used an e collar either.;) When I was living in Wales it's use would have been unlawful anyway. I could have walked over the hill and into England, but didn't feel the need.

    Not wanting to be a smart arse, but you train them not to break by training them not to break; an e-collar is not neccessary, but a training regime that demands and inculcates good habits, is.

    I also don't get the popping at 30 yards thing at all. Dogs pop in my experience through faulty training and messing with their impulsion on the outrun. I see the problem often enough, and cordially hate it, but it isn't exclusive to Labs even British ones. Often enough it comes from a lack of confidence, and that's a training fault too.

    Eugene
     
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  4. eugene molloy

    eugene molloy Senior Refuge Member

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    An old movie from The Scottish Borders .... steadiness without being robotic about it, under some fair old temptation and pressure. No collar.

    As has been said, more ways of skinning a cat than pulling it through the keyhole on a piece of string.:)

    Eugene
     
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