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    thanks Newfsie. Brilliant info.
    I had always wondered that, each time i see your dogs, sposing someone drowned them?
    you learns somefink every day here!

    Newfsie, im sure you allready have, but could you post some article on training water rescue. they'd be a great read.
    Im getting a boat, (6ft tin light weight) and wondered if you think a GSD can pull this? Or phom, who's mainly rottie build.
    Im always looking for new things to get bernie onto, and im pretty sure, that he'd be willing, as it involves water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    thanks Newfsie. Brilliant info.
    I had always wondered that, each time i see your dogs, sposing someone drowned them?
    you learns somefink every day here!

    Newfsie, im sure you allready have, but could you post some article on training water rescue. they'd be a great read.
    Im getting a boat, (6ft tin light weight) and wondered if you think a GSD can pull this? Or phom, who's mainly rottie build.
    Im always looking for new things to get bernie onto, and im pretty sure, that he'd be willing, as it involves water.
    When I get home I will see what I can find.....Byt a GSD should do it easily, Our BC cross golden can pull in people and baoats easily and she is very good at it
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    Here are a few good sites

    Welcome


    And these people are the most amazing....They have gone out of their way to help me via e-mail and Facebook, becuase i am a lonely Water Rescue trainer here. Their whole site is an amazing education in health and training....Bettina is a vet in Scotland at present


    Watercubs & Kivisilman
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    What a clever girl!!! I just love the videos... beautiful lake/area!

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    As a cruciate veteran myself it is so good when the dogs get back to work and all the stresses of the first few months finally result in the reward of everyone starting to enjoy normality again
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    oooh thanks Newfsie.
    Loads of info on both. Both now book marked, i have some reading to do!
    then will have a go at some simple exercises and see how we go.
    thanks again

    cant get the 'welcome' one to open though?
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    Thanks for all the info. wonderful reading.

    Glad Katie is back to her best and doing what she loves and is trained for. I'm such a worry wort that I know I'd be watching her every move as she comes out of the water, though I guess it's one of the better forms of exercise after an injury?

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    Yes, it is hubby said I need to let go and let her enjoy herself
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    I read on the website: http://www.watercubs.com/en_articles...ningonland.htm
    this little item.
    The main commands you will need for waterwork are:

    -come: the dog will come to the handler -

    -take: the dog will take whatever is in front of its mouth, be it a rope, dummy, oar or a life jacket…

    -let go: the dog will let go of the object in its mouth

    -bring: the dog will bring the desired object back to the handler

    -find: the dog will know the desired object is somewhere within a meter’s vicinity. The dog will start actively searching for the object by circling

    -forward: the dog will continue swimming forward (We got to here. So this is what i must teach next. I have a command "take it out" which they interpret as pick up what i am pointing to, and take it away from me. I wonder if i could shape this up?

    -no: the dog knows that the action is not desired and will start to offer other actions. E.g. with directed retrieve, by using the ‘no’ command the dog will start circling and looking for a new swimming direction, until it hears the command ‘forward’

    -good: the dog know that the action it is doing, is correct and nothing should be changed. It is used in long-distance swimming and of course when praising the dog

    -jump: the dog will jump from the boat, pier…

    -away: the dog takes an object away from the handler

    -bring and take -commands have an additional ending. E.g. bring boat, bring dummy, bring doll, bring drowning person, bring rope… the dog knows exactly which object to bring Ok, you really do appreciate the level of skill of this stuff. These dogs are awesome!

    then there are step by step instructions, that EVEN I CAN UNDERSTAND to follow.
    Thankyou so much. With winter over, spring at an end. The weather is not such an issue in the water. Now i have to go read more!
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    This is aimed at Newfie, this is really great stuff!
    I think jumping out of a boat, would be fun for Bernie. But how does the dog get back in the boat? Or does it always go to shore?
    Can you use them in really wide lakes? miles across types? or just near shore?
    How long can a newfie swim for?
    That coat alone must weight a ton!

    And watching the videos again of Annabelle, i notice how when she exits the water, there is no nano second, where she appears to have to break through the surface tension to get her body back on dry land. Like a waterlanding craft just glides up a beach. Strong dog. Very strong.
    I think your OH maybe right about letting her go and enjoy herself. She's a joy to watch. But can so easily side with your protective instinct to baby step it for a little longer.

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