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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by princessx87, Aug 14, 2009.


  1. princessx87

    princessx87 PetForums Senior

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    To long line a dog without known him or her personality well enough.?
    With out a muzzle, Just you, the dog and long-line.

    (With the risk of other dogs coming over to say hello.?)
     
  2. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    If there is any suspicion that the dog could be aggressive, then no.

    You have very little control with a long line.
     
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    goodvic2 PetForums VIP

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    Absolutely depends on the dog. Why would you be using a long line in the first place?
     
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    no i wouldnt

    Long line you have hardly any control
     
  5. princessx87

    princessx87 PetForums Senior

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    For recall training. I was just speaking to a friend of mine, who has been fostering a dog, and they told her to longline as a way of training!
     
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    perhaps with stooge dogs in a semi controlled enviroment?
    I no most dogs are much less aggressive if off the lead...it allows the flight reflex in the fright,flight or fight scenario.
    Sometimes u do need to allow the dog to make their own decisions in order to guide and correct them should they get it wrong.
     
  7. princessx87

    princessx87 PetForums Senior

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    See i think it would be hard, and she is quiet worried not knowing the in's and outs, should she give it a try??
     
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    SEVEN_PETS PetForums VIP

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    I think she should probably use the long line at quiet times of the day (ie very early morning or late evening) when there is less chance of running into a dog or child. I personally wouldn't use one at busy times or when there are other dogs about if I didn't know the nature of the dog I was in control of.
     
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    sequeena PetForums VIP

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    No, there's no control whatsoever.

    Unless you're on drugs I don't think anyone would do it ;) :001_tt2:
     
  10. Nonnie

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    It might be better to try and find out what the foster is like with other dogs first. If he/she is ok, then you could try the longline for recall training in a safe and quiet area.

    Going straight to the longline with no sort of temperament test is asking for trouble.
     
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