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OK tonight I took Max & Peanut out back for their nightly OFF LEASH
potty and doodle run around 8pm.

My friend and I walk out back, I have my whistle and treats
next thing I know my Brenda says" annmarie is that a baby red fox?"

Before I know it Max & Peanut are like lightening bolting after a hedgehog!
they actually caught it and refused to listen to me, the whistle or acknowledge treats.
so I do the "BYE MAX" "BYE PEANUT "still no response :shock:

anyway, i run to them but stop 80 ft from them
Finally they stop , release the hedgehog (aka woodchuck) that runs in the woods . WHEW!and they stayed there waiting for me :)

I ALSO WAS sooo happy they released the hedgehog on command
as "drop it" worked!

In the end i did praise them for staying as in past they would have run in the woods........and they did come follow me back to house without a treat :wink:

PS they did same with deer other day but had stopped and ran back to me immediately. So I think i'll work MORE on whistle training ...
back to basics but at least they don't run in woods anymore :)
 

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mary i felt the same way, i don't know if got injured or not
it looked more like they were holding it at bay NOT biting it
and they did DROP IT when i gave the command.....but still.
Then again it did run into the woods

to-date i've gotten Max and Peanut to stop chasing cats, birds, geese etc
they usually just point..........but the hedgehog was a new experience.

if ANYONE has good suggestions .......please advise me
as i have 6 acres backing up to water
so at a moment's notice wildlife can appear and usually they ignore it for the most part.

remember: doodles come from an infusion of 2 breeds of hunting dogs
 

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I'd love to live on acres like you do, but that kind of stuff would freak me out! Off Leash? Bogart? Woods?? :lol:
 

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Hah! Funny you should mention hedgehog.....if it's the same as 'woodchuck', we've got one under our shed, who is brazen enough to come up on the deck and try to get into the birdseed in the bucket!!! :evil: The dogs go nuts, and Bruce set up a Have-a-Heart trap near the shed loaded with birdseed....so far he hasn't ventured near it!!! :evil: ...Good Doodles Max and Peanut for listening to Mom!!!!! Yeah!!! :wink:
 

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haha...OMG Kirby would so have been gone after that hedgehog :) He always does find his way back to us (but only after giving us anxiety over where he has gone).

Good job on the drop it ;)
 

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Wow, that would be a prickly mouthful! I didn't think hedgehogs were native to North America. Or have they been introduced and adapted?

 

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OK how about a woodchuck? to me they both look the same
NOTE: as gene will remind you if i don't 1st, i am blonde :wink:
 
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Oh My!!! That is a funny story since it wasn't happening to me. I can't wait for Maya to get a couple years older. She has some down really well when we are in a enclosed area or when she is on her leash. However, the other day she escaped the front door and bolted. I had to chase her down!!!!
 

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Welll... Kudos all around! Max and Peanut-- Good job hunting, VERY good dogs for obeying "Drop it", and good job Annmarie for not freaking out.

Many years ago my legendary alpha Husky "caught" a huge porcupine! He took over 100 quills through his face and paws and he passed out from shock. Took him nearly a year to fully recover from the subsequent infection from the quills. He learned not to attack porcupines but he continued to hunt the huge water rats that lived along the Bronx River. He would not eat them but he'd proudly bring them to me and drop them at/on my feet!

I don't know what Ozzie would do if he encountered a small animal, but I think he would instinctively attack it.
 

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gene said:
I just got a visual of Max and Peanut taking down a deer!! :shock: :lol:
HaHa! Me too! It was that last sentence: "PS they did same with deer other day..."

Now THAT would be something!

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Vanessa, no tennis balls here Max eats them :shock: peanut tries

soooooo I'll Keep the KONG FRISBEE OR BALL in hand from now on
took me by surprise as we had just rounded the corner
and they're OFF
it happened so quick I forgot to think of using their kong toys to distract them. I know the treat didn't......they had a better treat on hand hahhaaa
 

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Oh Annmarie. I don't know what to say. But I am glad Cacao and Beau weren't there. The woodchuck or whatever it was wouldn't have made it.
 

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Oh My My!!! I am glad that you story didn't lead to one of them SWALLOWING it!!! HA!!! That's what would happen at my house!!! Very impressed that they dropped it and didn't run after it!!! WAY TO GO!!!
 

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Hahahahaha!!! I once had a springer that would "bring me" possums in the bedroom!!!!!
OMG!!!!! :shock: I dislike possums the way many dislike spinders & snakes...too freeky looking to me. They look like a super-sized rat to me. I'm afraid I'd be letting out a blood curdling scream if my dog did that one. :lol:
This week-end on our high mountian hike, someone's dog had a hold of a fawn in the bushes and it was screaming. Tuesday and Marley wanted to go in after it....(Tuesday was very upset....worried crying), but Tuesday listens relatively good and Marley generally follows her lead.
My husband said that he was worried the most about me.... getting involved in the situation. :lol: It was hard but we kept moving.....and left the people to get their dog & deal with the mess it made. The sound of that poor baby just ripped my heart out :(
 

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Hahahahaha!!! I once had a springer that would "bring me" possums in the bedroom!!!!!
ewwwwwwwwwwwwww i do NOT like opposums!!!
my cousins used to chase me with them on the island in NC!!!
they got a blast of how fast i could run and scream at the same time hahhaaa
(yes the very beginning of how i became a hooligan) :wink:
 

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They were just asking him the age old question.........

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck,
if a woodchuck could chuck wood.....??

Simple as that. And since you stopped them.....the world may never know!

Thanks Annmarie.... :roll: :lol:
 
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