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    Yes, I abhor pulling on lead also. It makes the walk extremely unpleasant. And Barney, while not as large as a newf, is a big powerful boy so I have almost been flat on my face.

    Usually Barney is exercised on a bike now so he doesnt have time to pull...unless I was to ask him to LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Yes, I abhor pulling on lead also. It makes the walk extremely unpleasant. And Barney, while not as large as a newf, is a big powerful boy so I have almost been flat on my face.

    Usually Barney is exercised on a bike now so he doesnt have time to pull...unless I was to ask him to LOL
    You need one of those bikes my Malamute friend has "moosh"
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    You need one of those bikes my Malamute friend has "moosh"
    Yea I have thought about getting him a "sled" type set up on a bike.

    Actually, we were even joking about making a wee cart and harness for him (like the harness for horses in the trots) and I could take him out for runs like that LMAO

    He is in his element if he is allowed to pull the bike. Usually I will pedal fast enough that he cant pull but if I stop and let him pull, he LOVES it. You can see the stupid grin all over his face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Yea I have thought about getting him a "sled" type set up on a bike.

    Actually, we were even joking about making a wee cart and harness for him (like the harness for horses in the trots) and I could take him out for runs like that LMAO

    He is in his element if he is allowed to pull the bike. Usually I will pedal fast enough that he cant pull but if I stop and let him pull, he LOVES it. You can see the stupid grin all over his face.
    Mine pull as soon as they are in harness...We do carting, I love it and so does Annabelle
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    Mine pull as soon as they are in harness...We do carting, I love it and so does Annabelle
    Hmmm yes now you say that I think I recall seeing a picture of one of your newfs carting.

    I think that would be right up Barney's alley. While he is a big boy though, I am not sure he would be big enough for carting....I know he would definitely be strong enough.

    Itd have to be like a racing cart though coz he loves to run and pull LOL

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    Mine pull as soon as they are in harness.
    Newfsie-your dogs must love doing it. AT tracking my minis does not pull (and the instructor sees this lack of motivation). I have trained with my minis this week (despite of rain) and he seems pulling a little bit. Do you have any idea how I can improve on this? Sorry magoo...digressing again
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    Make the end reward bigger and better. in tracking, which we love, we have one dog totally motivated by a squeeker toy. Tessa only get this "squirrel" when she has followed the track. And she tows like anything. Katy is all about food. "What is in it for me" kinda dog, but she is the best at complicated tracks, because she is so food orientated. Now Annabelle is hopeless...hmmmmmm..... we are on a nice country stroll "oh look, i found some food". Only if I lay the track and she has to find me will she really follow track and work. I am her reward. But that will be useless in Search and Rescue LOL......I won't be the one missing. but if I ever get lost, let Annabelle go
    Lukey at present is like Annabelle and I think he might be the one who gets lost. It is not for some. We have a 50% margin happening here
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    Last training i brought his football (which he is obsessed) with us and he made us liars by ignoring it totally. At the moment food seems to be the only one. As I train more, he seems to understand what he needs to do more. Now when I walk him I bring tracking gears and do couple of training when I find a nice ground for it. I love tracking as it is a great equaliser for us.
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    Why off lead?

    There is no way I can get my dog running at full speed when still on the lead and I need her to be able to run full speed for the dog sport I've chosen.

    And it's clearly great fun for her. So it's part of our training. Even if there are no other dogs to play with, I can get it by parking her there, and then setting up a "start line stay" release and run... But I can't get it when she's on lead.

    I find the main problem for me is that councils and state law all say "effective control" and none of them enforce it or even reward it. Imagine the dog ranger showing up, saying "call your dog", and for every owner that got a successful recall - they got a bag of dog treats!!! Or a free year of dog rego?

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    I actually took my dog out for a good (off leash) run after I wrote my last post. I just had to laugh watching him throwing himself wholeheartedly into some puddles, spinning around a few trees and then jumping in again... and out again... in again... He was so full of joy that I thought I could not possible take this away from him.


    Hyacinth... Love your note about the dog treats
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