Doggy assistance ?

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by pitdog, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    When I'm going up a steep section of trail ill often keep my girls on leash to assist pulling me up, this is purely to give them more exercise and not because I'm getting old and struggling you understand ! 😙
    Anyone else do this ?

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    Once at the top they rehydrated !

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    And had some Scooby snacks !

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    There were some steep drop offs so I secured daft dog to a tree while we rested.

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    She wasn't impressed !

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    No rain just perfect weather for once !

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  2. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker

    Feb 28, 2011
    No, my anklebiters would tie themselves together, have a spat and trip me. I love my dogs, but they're both spazzes.
     
  3. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    Hahahaha 😅
     
  4. flnder

    flnder

    672
    Nov 30, 2003
    dog looks like she's sleeping standing up
     
  5. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    Which pic ?
     
  6. flnder

    flnder

    672
    Nov 30, 2003
    the one above the not impressed look
     
  7. flnder

    flnder

    672
    Nov 30, 2003
    "while we rested"
     
  8. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Pull or don't pull. I've trained dogs both ways. It is something that is hard to untrain once they get it in their heads. SOme are able to get it both ways though. My bloodhounds couldn't and they would drag you mercilessly through thorn and creek. My Llewelllyn setter would hurt me doing that these days so I trained him to not pull.
     
  9. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    That look is called "If I stare at the ground hard enough a treat will appear".
     
  10. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    Totally, lol. They have both come to expect treats once we stop.
     
  11. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    Yeah it's a fine line, I train her not to pull when we are street walking and train her to 'heel', but leave her unchecked on a trail.
     
  12. upnorth

    upnorth Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Hey Pit. I know you love your dogs and all that, but Jeezuz Kriste. Maybe show us how to trap crabs or whatever ? You are on the west coast buddy, a northern rain forest and a natural cornucopia of wild foods.
     
  13. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    I used to do wild edible threads all the time and there was only Doc Canada who seemed interested, pretty much the same with my trap threads.......I gave up !
     
  14. the lone gunman

    the lone gunman

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    May 29, 2008
    Yep Pit , I do the same thing, I taught Wilma to pull or not. I do need help sometimes going up hills due to Hip/back Problems. Anyway ,you have beautiful dogs. I notice you use those harness type collars for your Dogs. Do you leave them on all the time? Do you think they have an advantage over regular collars? I was thinking of getting one for my Dog. Hope you are well, Thanks for the Pics.
     
  15. TheMadIndian

    TheMadIndian

    886
    Jan 5, 2014
    Mine are pretty good about not pulling me when I don't need or want the assistance but I do appreciate the help from time to time :D
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  16. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    Definitely go with a harness if you are using them for assistance buddy, they are far more comfortable for the dogs.Thanks for the kind words👍
     
  17. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    The lighter coloured one looks capable of pulling a car ! 😉👍
     
  18. TheMadIndian

    TheMadIndian

    886
    Jan 5, 2014
    :D the little one actually pulls harder but she's also 6 years younger
     
  19. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    Just a little work horse eh 😀👍
     
  20. bonzodog

    bonzodog Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 3, 2011
    My patterdale is as mad as a box of frogs,would trip me up for sure.

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