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    Default Some Water Work Pictures As Asked for

    Someone asked to see my dogs doing some water work

    Not the best pics, because I don't like having my camera near the water


    We start them early, Katy at ten weeks. Annabelle keeping a close eye on her


    Katy at five month in the Murray.....the rope is on the Bumper not the dog



    Dogs going to rescue Mike


    Collecting a timber bumper


    Pulling Mike back to land


    Dropping off the rope, which is attached to the bumper the dog hold and returns to land with


    Tessa our little dog, pulling Mike in by herself.......



    Kate going in for rescue......

    We teach our dogs to drop off a rope to the Person or a Buoy. We only allow them to pull us in. Strangers only get "drop off's" to be pulled in. If you teach them to get people the person drowning might drown the dog.
    It is actually the hardest to teach, because the newfy has an innate need to rescue


    Katy brining the bumper back to the kids
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    Great shots.
    Thanks so much in posting them.
    I have only seen this on tv, when we had paytv.
    There was a show call what breed or something.
    And they were showing these water dogs I think your kind of dogs, (But I could be wrong).
    Going out the back of a big staduim and doing practise rescue's.
    The dog would go out and swim around the person then come in close so they could grab the dogs coat and be dragged back to the boat.
    It was so good to watch.

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    Yes Extraordinary dogs had that on. And the newfy that was jumped out of a helicopter in Italy is a friend of mine. Bettina lives in Belgium and Trains in Italy.

    We are doing it slightly different..No helicopter, but I want my dogs to stay away if i give them the command. Only drop off the Bouye ( life ring) or the rope attached to the bumber. We also ask them to pick up paddles, retrieve. And to tow boats back in. We are presently asking/teaching Katy to look under a capsized inflatable boat. We are teaching on land first.

    Just like Your dog has an Innate need to work cattle newfies want to rescue. So you just have to teach them how and on direction.
    And to teach them to keep safe from panicky people. So we teach them when people scrabble to leave. People will be towed in by the rope on the Bouye
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    It was such a great show to watch and how the dogs were doing what they were bred to do.

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    They are great!

    My dogs are like "why do you go in there?"
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    Thanks for the pics newfsie...
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=577&dateline=12727082  14

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    Wow, that is amazing! And they are such beautiful looking dogs too.

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    great photos!

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