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Reasonable training expectations?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave collins Mar 28. 6 Replies

Hi All,First up, I’m wondering how well frequented and therefore useful this site is anymore. It’s a shame because there’s some great advice here from the past.My wonderful intact male setter is 1…Continue

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Dave collins replied to Denis Philips's discussion Reasonable training expectations?
"If you have a look on my Facebook account there are lots of photos in uploads also lots of videos https://www.facebook.com/david.collins.79025648"
Mar 28
Dave collins replied to Denis Philips's discussion Reasonable training expectations?
"Hi Denis i would say a second dog worked fantastic, but from advise I received same sex pairings less likely to get on so Henry (big fella) has been neutered Hattie the pup will not be spayed if I can avoid it and they get on superb. The arrival of…"
Mar 28
Denis Philips replied to Denis Philips's discussion Reasonable training expectations?
"Hi Dave, Thanks so much for sharing - exactly the kind of response I was hoping for. Very informative. Yep, good recall when they want it to be. Any distraction, wasting your time. Everything you’ve said resonates.My boy just turned two. He is…"
Mar 28
Dave collins replied to Denis Philips's discussion Reasonable training expectations?
"i have 2 x setters a 3 year old male and a 9 month old bitch. The male was always a bit of a wanderer, out on walks he would be way ahead only seeing him occasionally when he checked we were still there, redcal was good when he wanted it to be, any…"
Mar 27
Denis Philips replied to Denis Philips's discussion Reasonable training expectations?
"Thanks Luna, that’s a lovely reply. That sounds quite like my boy, too. Mostly good, completely adorable. Could do better. It’s why we love them, isn’t it for that « slightly too independent » character.  Still,…"
Jan 28
Luna Buna replied to Denis Philips's discussion Reasonable training expectations?
"Hi Denis, Our Setter is only 15 months so it sounds like you have more experience than me but I thought it may be useful to share my experience, if only for a comparison. Our dog is female and mostly a very obedient companion. Around the house she…"
Jan 28
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Reasonable training expectations?

Hi All,First up, I’m wondering how well frequented and therefore useful this site is anymore. It’s a shame because there’s some great advice here from the past.My wonderful intact male setter is 1 month short of being 2 years old.He’s a generally well-behaved dog. We’ve done a lot of training with him, though perhaps not as consistently as we should have, but as much as life has allowed (no-one is perfect!).One of the things we found with puppy training was how “blunt-instrument” the courses…See More
Jan 26

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How many Irish Setters do you have?
1
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
2 weeks
About Me:
I have to say I was extremely tempted to answer the question below: Why are you applying for membership? with B) I'm a dog and my owner is at work all day (neither case true) and C)... Spammer, just for kicks. That probably says it all - and that I love my IS Finn who in reality, comes to work with me...
Why are you applying for membership?
A. I am a human wanting to contribute to the community

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