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Thread: Morrinsville areas for taking a dog bush/ hunt

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    Morrinsville areas for taking a dog bush/ hunt

    We have just moved to a new farm and unfortunately we are not allowed the dogs on farm, they must stay in the section. We have a little 1yo bitch that is very high energy and needs to be worked almost every day. Iv posted about her before. Today I took her for a run along the car up Thompsonís track, then took her up tuahu where she got her first possum with the help of the older dog YAY!
    Thompsonís track is a 40min drive from home so now Iím looking for a new place to run her and take her bush more often. Would anyone know of any areas close to morrinsville? Ideally not a popular spot and a bonus if I can run her along side the car.
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    First things first. Run her beside the car? That is a boot up the arse right there. If that's the plan just shoot it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirehunt View Post
    First things first. Run her beside the car? That is a boot up the arse right there. If that's the plan just shoot it now.
    Excuse me?!
    She loves to run, what’s wrong with taking her for a blast beside the car? We do it 3x a week at the moment. When we were on our last farm she ran beside the farm bike up and down the farm numerous times a day. What’s wrong with that? No difference really.

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    It's a control thing. What kind of control do you have over your dog in that situation? Can you stop it instantly?

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    I have a long line out my window and she’s in full view, she’s also very controlled and has been training off our old dog and doesn’t leave his side. I only go as fast as she likes so I can stop instantly. If I could run as fast as the truck I’m sure I’d rather that but I can’t and she needs and loves to run.

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    And the reason she is running is she doesn't want to be left behind. Separation anxiety is the reason. Every time you do it the dog thinks you are leaving her forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerman View Post
    And the reason she is running is she doesn't want to be left behind. Separation anxiety is the reason. Every time you do it the dog thinks you are leaving her forever.
    Hold on, so I shouldn’t run her along side the truck because she has seperation anxiety? But it’s ok for folk to run their dogs alongside there push bikes or farm bikes? What about working dogs that stay with their owners? They must have seperation anxiety too?!
    She has run along the car with us many times over the past year, along with our older dog and I assure you she knows she’s not going to be left behind. She’s spent the last year running alongside the two wheeler on the farm. Because she has seperation anxiety? I think not. It’s because she loves to work and goes everywhere With us.

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    And while I’m at it, there were another two people running their dogs up the same track today. One lady on a quad with about 6 dogs and someone else with a Ute and dog. They must also be running because they have seperation anxiety and not because they just enjoy going for a burnout.

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    working dogs that are working know they are working, so of course they don't have separation anxiety as they are with the owner and can see them.
    Part of the hunting drive to catch their meal with the rest of the pack. Driving along in a vehicle with the door shut so you are out of sight of the dog unless it looks way up high in the window, and being in the vehicle you drive off in when you leave them at home is not the same thing. But then I think you probably know that aye
    When you stop she stops too aye, and wants to get in. She wants to get in the vehicle so you don't go off and leave her. It's not very convenient of course since as you say you can't run as fast as the dog so you drive to make it easier on you. I have seen a few people doing that driving up and down the road.
    Next time stop half way through your "run" and open the car door and see if she wants to get in. I'll bet she does.
    Not trying to have a go at you, but I always err on the side of the dog, and dog behaviour is a bit of a pet project for me ( pun intended ).

    Please be careful running a pup under a year old next to a vehicle since you can damage tendons and ligaments by over working them when they are young and still growing. It can bring on early arthritis as well as other skeletal problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelsea View Post
    And while I’m at it, there were another two people running their dogs up the same track today. One lady on a quad with about 6 dogs and someone else with a Ute and dog. They must also be running because they have seperation anxiety and not because they just enjoy going for a burnout.
    The young lady with the quad and six dogs works on the farm that is either side of Thompson's.

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    Go ask the vet how many dogs they get in that have been run over by the owner.
    I ran someone else's dog over, killed it after asking them specifically to get it. She'll be right they said....

    All it takes is something to bolt in front of the mutt and it's fucked. Remember shit happens, so why increase the odds?

 

 

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