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    1. springerpete
      Sorry to hear about the anxious spaniel, it's not really in their nature, mine have always been confident, outgoing fellows. Personally I dont like to see tails docked up too tight, there's no need for it, mine just have about three inches removed to prevent injury when working thick cover.
    2. springerpete
      I dont know how much of my stuff you've read, if any, so I'll give you a little background.
      I'm in West Wales, and much, much older than you young lady. Both of my lads are working gun dogs, just having completed their frst shooting season, And yes, they both are fond of mud, and water, and brambles, in fact anything that ensures the back of my car is never really clean.
    3. springerpete
      You'll have to tell me a little about yourself and your dog. I bet he doesn't get as mucked up as my pair..
    4. springerpete
      Hi, thanks so much for your kind words, I think they're pretty good, but then I'm biased. It's nice to know someone else thinks as I do. I've sent you a friends request, hope yo dont mind. Cheers, Pete.
    5. andrew1
      Thanks for your advice. I've successfully trained all of my previous dogs to come back on recall (not perfectly but well enough!), but i've never had a working-stock jack russell terrier before and she has very powerful hunting instincts..she comes back about 80 - 90% of the time so isn't totally disobedient!
      I started training her in the back garden and local playing field. I use two methods; praise her and reward with favourite treats for coming back and i also try and distract her with balls/sticks/ rustling treat bag when i see her eyeing up anything four legged in the wood/field etc. In extremis if she goes and disappears hunting or chasing I will catch up with her and give her a verbal *ollocking at the place she has disappeared to, stick her on the lead, return to the path and keep her on the lead for about 10 mins... tho i NEVER *ollock her if she eventually returns to me in her own time. Sometimes she disappears easily in the undergrowth.
      Any pearls of wisdom you can offer?
    6. springerpete
      Hello, saw you'd paid me a visit, just thought I'd say hello. Pete.
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    I live in ireland with my beagle Oscar. We live in the county with lot of fields to walk in and a nice wood only 15 minutes away. Oscar does agility and he enjoys showing off his tricks, his favourites include jumping though my arms, giving the paw and closing doors! I love spending time training, playing and walking him and he never fails to make everybody laugh!

    Agility, trick training, horse riding, making things, dog walking and playing gears of war!


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