Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi there i am getting started in terrierwork and just wondering if you have any tips or suggestions and my two terriers are jrt.

Share this post


Link to post

Try find a mentor pal,

think u find it hard the way terrier work going.

id try find some beating and offer to clear rats etc for keepers and once you got foot in you may get some earth work.sheep farms good place to start .you will get knock backs but only takes one to give u chance then it's down to you and your jr to prove yourself s .

atb

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
On 11/12/2018 at 17:11, chris a said:

Hi there i am getting started in terrierwork and just wondering if you have any tips or suggestions and my two terriers are jrt.

How old are your dogs mate. They done any ground work before. 

Share this post


Link to post
Just now, Who let the dogs out! said:

How old are your dogs mate. They done any ground work before. 

Their 8 months and have been chained at 2 digs

Share this post


Link to post
24 minutes ago, Who let the dogs out! said:

nd just start throwing them on at the end of digs when there nearly finished to get a taster of the action

What a load of bollocks

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
14 minutes ago, jcb said:

What a load of bollocks

Each to their own bud. There’s not a one set way of doing things. It’s only a pup, nothing wrong with letting it have a rag on something with a more experienced dog. Why would that be a bad idea.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
20 minutes ago, Who let the dogs out! said:

Each to their own bud. There’s not a one set way of doing things. It’s only a pup, nothing wrong with letting it have a rag on something with a more experienced dog. Why would that be a bad idea.

Its better for them to self enter and learn these things by them selves makes for a better terrier stop ending them or letting them see stuff over the sod can give them bad habbits.

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
2 minutes ago, Hatch28 said:

Its better for them to self enter and learn these things by them selves makes for a better terrier stop ending them or letting them see stuff over the sod can give them bad habbits.

Better in what way and what bad habits are we avoiding here? I think letting a pup see it’s prey young in the company of experienced dogs is a good idea for a pup. Honest question above. Everyday a school day. Please explain the logic behind it

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
49 minutes ago, Who let the dogs out! said:

Better in what way and what bad habits are we avoiding here? I think letting a pup see it’s prey young in the company of experienced dogs is a good idea for a pup. Honest question above. Everyday a school day. Please explain the logic behind it

Can make a dog think there only 2 foot in an not use it nose to find hol3 ending not for me 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
1 minute ago, tank34 said:

Can make a dog think there only 2 foot in an not use it nose to find hol3 ending not for me 

Well at least you explain your logic behind it. Fair play. People getting angry about other people’s points of view is pathetic. Put your ego’s to bed girls. The lads asking for advice. Give it rather than shooting others down. If I give bad advice fair enough just explain why it’s bad and what can be done for better results. Everyone here for discussion, not war. 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
3 hours ago, Who let the dogs out! said:

Better in what way and what bad habits are we avoiding here? I think letting a pup see it’s prey young in the company of experienced dogs is a good idea for a pup. Honest question above. Everyday a school day. Please explain the logic behind it

They have to learn to travel by them selves using their nose, stop end is only for terriers that wont self enter or cant find and most of these never amout to much anyway.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, Hatch28 said:

They have to learn to travel by them selves using their nose, stop end is only for terriers that wont self enter or cant find and most of these never amout to much anyway.

I hear what your saying and I agree they have to learn. I wouldn’t say though that a pup watching another work would undo its instinct to search down holes if the instinct is already there. It’s either in the dog or it isn’t. Think we as people can overthink it and we as people always think we know what’s going on in the dogs mind. Truth be told we don’t. It’s all down to the dog at the end of the day. All we can do is take them to the stage. The rest is up to them. Sink or swim. There’s no right or wrong way. All we can do is present them with the opportunity to work. 

Share this post


Link to post

if your not getting into terrier work for the marathon and just at it for a quick sprint get into ratting ..

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
On 11/12/2018 at 17:11, chris a said:

Hi there i am getting started in terrierwork and just wondering if you have any tips or suggestions and my two terriers are jrt.

Chris try and join your local fmwt club learn the law and signs of what a active badger set looks like and take your time try and get a bit of ratting read as much as you can on terrier work and speak to your local fmwt rep he might put you in touch with someone who will help you out and just take your time there still to young for earth work 

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

×