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They'll learn feck all in the kennel

that's it Jim, :thumbs: get them out as soon as there jabbed up , my younger dog was out at 9 weeks old, he knew what stock were, fences ,ditches etc he deff learned all his field craft. And as seen rabbits from young age when he did start run couple at 6 months old it was no big deal for him, ive never looked back with him , ive had good bags as ive said on my thread, and he take any quarry that he put on, he very calm dog when not working, but full on when does work, get them out when pups you wont hurt them , you not pushing them, pups will play all day long its just extension of that :yes:

did he not have a shoulder injury?
correct, hence my reply

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I think pups are a bit more durable than you give credit for matey mine out after jabs learning stock control and socialize with other dogs and let them learn field craft and how to work things out for themselves in different situations its all about education you cant wrap them in cotton wool for ever then out with the ferrets at

about six months has whin said you can teach them plenty In a controlled manner then lamping you point to injuries but don't they face them every day or night all there lives

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The facts are there whether you want to see them or not. I think what you talking about is a dog learning to use itself which is fine and how it should be,but that is different to full power chasing.

Pups are fine to go out and learn but when they reach an age where there muscles are strong but the skeleton hasnt finished developing then damage which is sometimes serious can occur. If you want to start using something before the glue is fully set then carry on,but what does your brain tell you about that?

A lot of times when lads think there dog isnt trying or not what it used to be is because the dog could be carrying an injury that niggles him like a tooth ache. He wont tell you unless you really know what to look for,so in a lot of cases the dog is passed on or put down.

Impatience is the biggest ruin of most pups. Im not saying wrap them in cotton wool,just the opposite in fact but just learn how to handle an animal until it is properly finished. Its called husbandry.

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Total difference in taking a pup out, stock breaking and so on and ferreting when most holes are net up. But LAMPING is full of hazardous stuff. ANY dog can get injured but mature fit dogs can stop quicker and take a knock better ... You can on as you will, but like jeemes have quite right pointed out, most dogs are sickened by two, and they don't sicken themselves...

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They'll learn feck all in the kennel

that's it Jim, :thumbs: get them out as soon as there jabbed up , my younger dog was out at 9 weeks old, he knew what stock were, fences ,ditches etc he deff learned all his field craft. And as seen rabbits from young age when he did start run couple at 6 months old it was no big deal for him, ive never looked back with him , ive had good bags as ive said on my thread, and he take any quarry that he put on, he very calm dog when not working, but full on when does work, get them out when pups you wont hurt them , you not pushing them, pups will play all day long its just extension of that :yes:

did he not have a shoulder injury?
correct, hence my reply

 

yeh jumping off a wall at 14 months old, nothing to do with hunting , could have been any type of dog not just a lurcher . regards these 2 dogs your wrong Bryn still catching at 8 year old from 6 months and Buck 3 year old going great from 6m month old .!!

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Learning a dog when it's a puppy is 99.9% easer than at say 13 months simply because whenever they want to go after a rabbit it will and just keep going until it's done all the fields before you walk half way across one

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Personally I would start them about 10 to 11 months and it would be those big mountin rabbits if you know what I mean! As I find they have no where to escape too. Reduces the chance of a young dog pulling up.

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They'll learn feck all in the kennel

that's it Jim, :thumbs: get them out as soon as there jabbed up , my younger dog was out at 9 weeks old, he knew what stock were, fences ,ditches etc he deff learned all his field craft. And as seen rabbits from young age when he did start run couple at 6 months old it was no big deal for him, ive never looked back with him , ive had good bags as ive said on my thread, and he take any quarry that he put on, he very calm dog when not working, but full on when does work, get them out when pups you wont hurt them , you not pushing them, pups will play all day long its just extension of that :yes:

did he not have a shoulder injury?
correct, hence my reply

 

yeh jumping off a wall at 14 months old, nothing to do with hunting , could have been any type of dog not just a lurcher . regards these 2 dogs your wrong Bryn still catching at 8 year old from 6 months and Buck 3 year old going great from 6m month old .!!

 

Didnt you have a 3/4bull greyhound aswell that was pts because of an old shoulder injury?

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They'll learn feck all in the kennel

that's it Jim, :thumbs: get them out as soon as there jabbed up , my younger dog was out at 9 weeks old, he knew what stock were, fences ,ditches etc he deff learned all his field craft. And as seen rabbits from young age when he did start run couple at 6 months old it was no big deal for him, ive never looked back with him , ive had good bags as ive said on my thread, and he take any quarry that he put on, he very calm dog when not working, but full on when does work, get them out when pups you wont hurt them , you not pushing them, pups will play all day long its just extension of that :yes:

did he not have a shoulder injury?
correct, hence my reply

 

yeh jumping off a wall at 14 months old, nothing to do with hunting , could have been any type of dog not just a lurcher . regards these 2 dogs your wrong Bryn still catching at 8 year old from 6 months and Buck 3 year old going great from 6m month old .!!

 

Didnt you have a 3/4bull greyhound aswell that was pts because of an old shoulder injury?

 

yeh he was 4 year old , he ran into concrete post, next to a gate chasing quarry. I tried a year with him after , but the shoulder kept playing him up , as you know its a tough old life for a working terrier or running dog, but they love working as much as we do, and if they carnt run proper its not fair on them to be just stuck in a kennel 24/7 .!

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I don't recall saying or anyone saying hard graft the pups I'm not daft , the wife's got my too insured so they're been getting looked over by the vets every month till he was 1 now he's there every 3 months and past fit every time

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I don't recall saying or anyone saying hard graft the pups I'm not daft , the wife's got my too insured so they're been getting looked over by the vets every month till he was 1 now he's there every 3 months and past fit every time

Just out of interest what does the vet do to pass your dog fit? I mean how does he examine it?

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Went out with Tia and pup tonight just to give the pup a wee look kept her on the slip had 4 rabbits for Tia pup looked keen went to a stubble feild Heres a rabbit sitting bonnie it started squatting so walk up to it with pup it would have been rood not to rabbit got up so I gave her a run just to see how she got on two or three turns couple of Missis first time on the lamp brought it back I'll not be doing it to often at that age but she did well image_21.jpeg 😏

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My 8 month old dog had 1 run tonight and caught it so that's 2 he has had now.he is mad keen for them but taking it steady with him.no rush but nice to give him a few.

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I don't recall saying or anyone saying hard graft the pups I'm not daft , the wife's got my too insured so they're been getting looked over by the vets every month till he was 1 now he's there every 3 months and past fit every time

 

Just out of interest what does the vet do to pass your dog fit? I mean how does he examine it?
He gives him a full examination weight temp ears teeth then a good feel of his joints and muscles he used to run greyhounds so he says and he's a good muscle man and always good advice on diets. He's a partner in the vets and likes blade cos he always seems to be coming into see him if he not working and gets a few rabbits every now and then

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