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    Up and over

    Ok so we have our wee dogs out stalking and its time to go over fences at what age do you lads let your wee hounds or other deer dogs jump over high fences. I say this because somewhere else on here i here that BMH could develop hip problem or it could effect there hip score. This is old buck in his prime 12 months old and in the mood.


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    Have never let our dogs jump fences, too easy to get a leg caught and cause serious damage. I know it takes a little longer but just lift them over and save any heart ache - barbed wire can cause some horrible injuries.

    Tom
    I'm telling Captain - from the Wee'est of men.

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    A trained deer dog should be trained to jump correctly
    With my labs,prone to dysplasia as well,i start them off when theyre about a year old on small jumps,ie a couple of feet and by the time they are 2 and fully grown i have them jumping proper fences
    The new stock fences with a tight strand of barbed wire on top are dangerous but if your dog is trained to jump properly there normally isn't a problem,it's when they are on a slope going uphill the problem arises
    If the dog's confidence to jump is there,6 foot deer fence wont stop them,without getting injured

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    I certainly will not be lifting Buck over a fence Christ there is risk of real injury but its to me. He cleared fences and 5 bar gates for fun and had plenty to spare. the double fences were a pain but he soon learned.

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    My BMH will jump a fence no problem. Not taught he just wants over the fence so he jumps. But he will not jump into the back of the landy. I have tried everything but he just refuses. This to me is just part of his character and getting one over on me, it's like him saying "you know I can jump but if you want me in there you are going to have to lift me".

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    Not many people want in to a landrover get a good jeep and he might be keener.

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    Going by his attitude a Roller would not be good enough for him to travel in.

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    Over the years i have many athletic dogs in the form of lurchers and GSP and labs all have been trained to jump and had no problem clearing fences and 5 bar gates,on reflection i have more stitch ups caused by barbed wire than anything else....
    I have a young lab at the moment who will easily leap into the truck ,but i have never encouraged her to jump a fence, nor will i, she will squeeze through a fence on a retrieve, but will wait for me to put my foot on bottom wire when stalking,i lift her over rylock,but its not such a hardship...

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    Dave,

    you missed an opportunity for a whats this post.
    where you have paused that picture it looks like a tiger jumping the fence lol.

    I have two labs, one dog one bitch brother and sister, she jumps everything whilst he is a lazy bugger. he would rather go through the fence than over it...
    as labs do have joint issues later in life i do tend to find easier ways over fences for them. As tj says its just to easy for a wee accident to occur and believe me if it can it will.

    atb f,

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    Quote Originally Posted by nell View Post
    Over the years i have many athletic dogs in the form of lurchers and GSP and labs all have been trained to jump and had no problem clearing fences and 5 bar gates,on reflection i have more stitch ups caused by barbed wire than anything else....
    I have a young lab at the moment who will easily leap into the truck ,but i have never encouraged her to jump a fence, nor will i, she will squeeze through a fence on a retrieve, but will wait for me to put my foot on bottom wire when stalking,i lift her over rylock,but its not such a hardship...
    I tend to open the wires and encourage them through as well but they will all jump if asked.

    All my dogs however, have been used to one hand on the loose skin of the scruff, and another grabbing a handful at the rump. lifting with both hands and dropping over the other side.

    That's whats great about wee cockers, one handed lifts!

    My GWp was able to jump from standing up and through the rear upper glass tailgate of the pick-up if the lower tailgate was left up, without even touching it! I believe in Germany one of the tests for a GWP is to be able to clear a gate carrying a fox? Heard that from someone else who had the breed but not sure...

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