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Maximus Ferret

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  1. As a bit of jargon "pilot dog" is a reasonable description of an experienced dog showing a young one the way to go? Like a pilot boat leads ships to their berth in a port? Was a funny thread though.
  2. A day or two like that can be the making of a young dog. Well done.
  3. Nothing wrong with them at all. I just don't like the colour. If i was looking for a coursing dog I'd have one if everything else was OK.
  4. Nice change from all them white and cream ones anyway
  5. Best not train the release too soon as it puts some pups off tugging altogether. You can let the dog pullit out of your hands regularly to build it's drive for the game and if you play with the pup on a long lead it can't feck off with the tug. Use the lead to gently encourage the pup to bring the tug to you and the game resumes. If/when the pup starts to get keen, watch out for your fingers. Think of it as a game between you and the pup rather than between the pup and the tug. When you want the tug back you have to hold it solid lifeless and immovable. The pup will then let go. I cr
  6. Always the case but I'm not that bothered myself. I'm more into catching stuff I can eat. Edible stuff's a bit thin on the ground too after the two lockdowns.
  7. The new books to be posted on the his site first week in December. Anyone know what they are about?
  8. Have you tried wrapping the nails before working? The process is detailed in Skycat's book and involve wrapping the base of each toenail with a narrow cut strip of medical sticky plaster so it overlaps the nailbed and finishing each wrap with a tiny spot of superglue. I've never tried it myself as I've only one bitch that ever gets this problem and it seems like a lot of farting about. Can't find my copy of the book so can't describe it better. Might be worth trying on one dog if this is giving you a lot of trouble.
  9. I've done both with the last two pups I've trained. As said, it really gets a good bond going. Unfortunately the deer/bull/grey I had snapped a cruciate at 15 months and died on the operating table. Never came back from the anaesthetic. My current young mali/bull/grey is trained this way and doing well with it.
  10. That ones the one in a field and it won't let me watch it anymore either. You have to verify your age and identity now to watch certain videos. Personally I'm all against the information gathering that the internet does more and more of these days. If ever an opressive regime comes into power, like pre ww2 Germany, present day China or as happened in some eastern european countries that could be a real problem. Face book in particular never deletes any info even if you delete your account.
  11. Some good bags there. The young bitch is doing well for you.
  12. That looks the business Davy. Bet it saves some money on dogfood.
  13. Electrified barb wire is the worst one. Once the cattle are in for winter most of the fences are turned off but that's not until December usually.
  14. All dairy and beef near me with electric fences everywhere. Some dogs can't cope. A wee bit further afield is rocky mountain and forestry.
  15. When I lived in Lincolnshire I had a caravan on a farm next to North Lincs Coursing Clubs running grounds. Naturally I used to have a run now and again and lamp rabbits a bit too. One night on my way back from lamping I was walking down a grassy lane where cattle had been put to graze the grass down. I came across a steer upside down in a concrete drinking trough with all four legs stuck up in the air. It was about half two or three in the morning but I thought I'd better do something so I went to the farmhouse and woke the farm manager. He was a bit surprised when I said what was up and I don
  16. Very sorry to hear that. She sounded like a great mooching dog.
  17. That statement would fill a thread of it's own.
  18. Sorry to hear about your cousin's pup. Just starting out in life.
  19. That's just ruined the meat altogether!
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