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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by rona, Jul 9, 2009.


  1. rona

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    How many people on here would use a fenced in field to exercise their dogs?
    Is it because of bad recall, aggression or because you've never let your dog off lead before?
    If it was a fairly small area, how often would you use it?
     
  2. goodvic2

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    You thinking of opening a business Rona lol x
     
  3. tashi

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    We have a fenced dog paddock but that is mainly to keep the latch key dogs out than to keep ours in, the dogs get run in there at least once a day if not more in the cooler weather, once the kennel block is finished it will open straight out into the dog paddock so will be used many many times a day :)
     
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    I would rona, my dogs recall is bad and i think if there was a fenced in area it would help 100% for teaching recall.My 2 are fine in the house or garden but away from home they are awfull.:(
     
  5. rona

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    I've been thinking about this for a while ;)
    My boss has about 2 acres that aren't used and large polytunnels that are safe for when it's wet.
     
  6. goodvic2

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    What dogs have you got? x
     
  7. rona

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    How big would the area have to be to make it worthwhile?
    The land is static of course so the dogs would have to be driven there.
    How far would it be worth travelling, for this facility?
     
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    I would have loved access to one when I had my Staffy, because he had zero recall and was dog aggressive but I would have no use for it with Henrick.
     
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    I've got 2 toy poodles,and they take more notice of each other than me.:(
     
  10. goodvic2

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    It's a good idea. Which part of sussex? We are moving to Horley soon, which borders WEst sussex.

    Not sure if I would use it, but it's a great idea in principal x
     
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    I guess you;ve tried everything so no point in me suggesting anything! Have you worked on them seperately? x
     
  12. JANICE199

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    Oh so you can't bring the land to me then?;)
    I'd probably only drive about 20 miles rona.There are a few places i can and do take them more local about 13 miles from me,but i can only do this when hubby is with me.:(
     
  13. rona

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    I've just seen so many people on here looking for somewhere, but I can't really find out if it would be worth doing around here.
    Probably just another of my silly ideas :(
    If people do agility, do you think that they would be interested in a covered area to practise?
     
  14. goodvic2

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    I don't think it's silly at all, in actual fact it's very thoughful.

    you would be best to spread the word in your area and see what the feedback is like.x
     
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    Rona i think its a brilliant idea.The times i've said to my hubby there should be places like this so people can train their dogs safely.Actualy i'm sure i did a thread some time ago on this subject.:D:D
     
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    I'm not going to suggest anything either....esp as you've had them both for over a year lol! I'm sure you've done everything hon..

    NO!!!
     
  17. alphadog

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    Rona this is a brilliant idea :thumbsup: I wish a farmer would do something similar here.... think of all the possibilities....

    Dogs training classes would snap your hand off - my friend and I wanted to start some classes but didn't want to hire a village hall etc because they are not a 'real' environment and they are far too noisey/echo-y. I couldn't find an equestrian centre or similar for love nor money and outdoor classes 12 months of the year is not completely practical in this country!

    Agility and Flyball as you've already mentioned. Ring Craft classes too. Even dog socialising clubs - play dates!

    Then there's the dogs who need safe off-lead exercise for whatever the reason. My PRT is a one-way-ticket and although she does get a good regular leg stretch, it is on the end of a 90ft long line and she knows when she's attached (take off the lead and kiss goodbye to her for hours maybe even forever).

    I would travel 10/15 miles for a good open space. And I would pay upto £10 for an hour of solo use. I would pay upto £20 to use the area for classes.

    Just wondering, how safe is the fence? Patty the PRT could escape through a 3" gap, or scale a 6ft fence, so would it be suitable for all types/sizes of dogs?
     
  18. rona

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    It's not fenced as yet, I would have to do that 6 ft is a bit extreme though and would cost a fortune.
    Next to the field is a small woodland area that could be part of the fenced area for when it is hot.
    He's also got a very large pond, though it does seem prone to green algae when it's very hot.
    I don't know what local authority approval I would need
     
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    I think it is an excellent idea! I should imagine a lot of people in the area would jump at the chance.

    You could advertise in vets, puppy schools etc
     
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    It's a fab idea!! I am looking into renting a field off are local farmer at the moment :)
     
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