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View Poll Results: At what age did you have decent off leash manners?
6-12 months 16 30.77%
12-18 months 6 11.54%
18-24 months 5 9.62%
over 24 months 4 7.69%
not yet, but hoping every day.... 21 40.38%
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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-08-2015, 11:21 PM
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Jige was off leash with a solid recall by 7mos I did keep him on a long line during hunt training until he was 10mos. We were training upland and he was really into the flushing birds I wanted to make sure he did try anything like taking off when another dog was training so I kept him on a line. Once we did our first test then I stopped using the long line.
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Every time I look at the poll results, I keep wanting to answer the question posed there - "At what age did you have decent off-leash manners?"
The answer would still be working at it - but my mum never used a leash/reins after I turned 4!
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Initially Bailey did well but now at the ripe old age of 8 months he seems to have "forgotten" a lot of his commands. He is like a 14 year old boy testing all of the limits. We keep reminding him that we are the cool parents that all of his friends like and he really should listen to us (after all we only want what is best for him) but I guess he just needs to mature a bit. Until then there will be no more free range at our lake place on the 2 acres in the woods because there is way too much wildlife there which could be dangerous for him.
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My last Golden was good off the leash almost from Day 1. Really hoping to get that quality in my next Golden as well.
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Our first golden started 50 foot lead field training about 9-12 months and by 2 years she is as reliable as any off leash in almost any environment I've introduced to her.
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Our Murphy was very good at everything except coming back to us when she saw another dog or person. She would run and greet them and then return. We tried everything and could not change her behavior. My coon hunting buddy at work suggested a shock collar. I hated to do it but we were afraid she would run into traffic and be killed if something didn't change. One shock with the shock collar is all it took. She always returned after and we never needed the shock collar again for anything. She was a great dog.
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