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PostSubject: Elsdon's prey instinct   Thu 05 Jul 2012, 5:13 pm

I was thinking of making a lure for Ruby and Elsdon to chase but then I thought it might make Elsdon's prey instinct worse?

What do you think?

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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Thu 05 Jul 2012, 8:22 pm

I think it might make it worse, Cassie is the same she has a very strong chase instinct.
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Thu 05 Jul 2012, 9:38 pm

How about trying a flirt pole instead with a lightweight toy on the end if you are worried?

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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Thu 05 Jul 2012, 9:47 pm

I think a flirt pole is what I meant, sorry. It's still a chase thing though isn't it?

Think I'll give it a miss and carry on training them to jump through a hula hoop and over small jumps instead. I like to try different things for them.

Your right Allie, I think I would just increase it.

Thanks for your replies.
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Thu 05 Jul 2012, 9:51 pm

Yes they still chase a flirt pole, I used to have one for Reuben but he does not chase furries when we are out

I know it is not everyone cup of tea but I would love to try lure racing for Reuben

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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Fri 06 Jul 2012, 7:54 am

Can totally recommend lure racing! I take my pair to an activity club where they enjoy everything from obedience, agility, fly ball and lure racing! Caesar my Staffy has to race with all the JRTs though as he is scared of racing with all the bigger dogs(fine when he is off lead with them just not racing them!?) and I'm sad to say that the JRTs beat him everytime to the lure!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Fri 06 Jul 2012, 12:04 pm

As long as you keep up your obedience training I don't see why not.

Most dogs have a chase instinct anyway but at least a Lure is controlled x

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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Fri 06 Jul 2012, 12:51 pm

I use the lure pole Jo sent me up at the rescue quite a lot. You can use it to teach dogs not to chase, or simply not to get excited about chasing. Chasing is an instinct (rule of nature - if it runs from you, you can eat it!) but you can teach them not to respond to the instinct and instead stay calm and weigh things up instead.
It is also a great way to burn of a bit of your dogs energy, just make sure you take little breaks and get your dog to sit and relax for a few seconds every now and again.

here's a clip of me using a flirt/lure pole at the rescue with a dog. This dog had aggression issues (people and dogs) so I had to be very careful getting the furry toy back of him. This was the first session and after a few more sessions I managed to devalue the fluffy toy (basically made it boring) and it did help with his chase instinct and reactivity in other areas.....
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Fri 06 Jul 2012, 1:40 pm

hi adam it wont let me watch the clip, it just states this video is private ?
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Fri 06 Jul 2012, 2:49 pm

ah, just fixed that, hopefully it'll work now.
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Fri 06 Jul 2012, 3:22 pm

Yes thankyou it does work now, it looks like he had great fun and good exercise
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Fri 06 Jul 2012, 10:08 pm

I love watching Marmaduke with it, he loves chasing the teddy doesnt he.

Kirsty, I wish there was a club like that nearby. We do flyball and training at seperate clubs and I would love to give agility a go but I cannot find any fun clubs :-(

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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Sun 08 Jul 2012, 9:34 am

Yes I remember Marmaduke love Think I might get one and try it, I need to get a grip of Elsdon's fondness for Linda's rabbit and guinea pig. It's embarrassing when all he wants to do is get to them no matter that his best friend in the world ever (Keith) is there too oh no
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Sun 08 Jul 2012, 9:48 am

I think he just needs to get used to them Jan we'll try it next time,being calm and just sitting by them, he can't get into them so it should be alright.
Its not like he's digging into them I think it's curiosity with him, Brock was the same and still is at times but he knows he can't get in to them.
Don't EVER be embarrassed by him, with us.

Colin coming down to visit next week.
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Sun 08 Jul 2012, 10:35 am

I'm not really embarrassed just impatient with him really that he won't understand they are not to be stared at as if they are his next meal lol

Ohhhhh Colin love Give him a kiss from me lol And of course a picture is required, I need to see if he's grown much.
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Sun 08 Jul 2012, 10:47 am

Will make sure the cameras charged.
Elsdon will get used to the small furries eventually.
I should imagine he's skinning them in his minds eye, but he is a terrier.
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Sun 08 Jul 2012, 3:54 pm

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh If I had the space I would love one of these to - looks great fun and as mentioned so long as its controlled lure and you can start and stop the play so to speak it could be fun xx
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Sun 08 Jul 2012, 5:10 pm

they do look good x
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Sun 08 Jul 2012, 10:26 pm

So I've looked every where to buy one but can't find one over here can anyone help?
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Mon 09 Jul 2012, 6:22 am

I'll PM you Jan

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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Mon 09 Jul 2012, 12:50 pm

Thanks Jo. I got in touch with Patrick but he says they are very expensive to post so I'll try and find someone local to make me one. ta
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Mon 09 Jul 2012, 1:04 pm

I posted mine to Adam but I cannot recall how much I paid

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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Mon 09 Jul 2012, 10:14 pm

Found some instructions on the internet to make one, so am going to ask Glynn to get me some 3/4" PVC tubing and get some colourful electrical tape and make my own. Should be interesting as I'm not very crafty and Glynn's an engineer and can make his own stuff - watch this post lol
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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Mon 09 Jul 2012, 10:16 pm

Look forward to seeing the end result

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PostSubject: Re: Elsdon's prey instinct   Fri 13 Jul 2012, 1:52 pm

Awww, Marmaduke's tail looks like a blur, Jan I've been wondering the same thing as Daisy's preydrive is very err....developed.......you'll have to let us know how you get on!
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