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Hi Everyone can anyone offer help. One of our Irish is comming up 1 year old. From day one he has come to his name and whistle.

About three months ago he discoverd the joys of absconding (3 1/2 hrs being the longest). Whilst he is in a enclosed field we have no problem once he sees an open area of fields he's off, nose to the ground he never lifts his head to see where we are totally ignores all calls and whistles. Its sheer luck when we catch him.

I need to find a solution for his own safety. This is my 5th Irish none of the oters have ever offered to run off.
Can any one help

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Comment by Maggie Smith on September 21, 2010 at 6:43pm
Hi Liz
Near Lincoln there is a Group called Mans best Friend - they do all sorts of training and rescue. Have alook at the site and I think you can have 1 to 1 training ect. With my first girl I did as Chaz advised and to be honest I have never had persistant or worrying problems with recall. Here is the link - or use Google. http://www.mansbestfriend.co.uk/
Not seen you for ages!
Comment by Dee Rance on September 22, 2010 at 3:21pm
I have found that they seem to go through a ''rebellious stage'' at about that age, but it is really scary when they disappear for hours on end, Good luck with getting him back to his 'good' self again.


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