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How can I train my lab to get over a stile?

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Toomuchtea Fri 01-Mar-13 15:12:28

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bassetfeet Fri 01-Mar-13 17:04:04

Oh Toomuchtea this makes me laugh . Like you, I have had to teach numerous dogs the same thing .The alternative of hoicking four scrabbly legs and rotund body over manually is so not a good look for dog or us .

I taught mine by putting front paws on the first step and hitching her up to the top where she jumped off . Dh enticing with food treat . Only took two goes .

Reading that back it sounds nonsense but hope you get the idea blush.
must not consider teaching as a career

Toomuchtea Fri 01-Mar-13 17:37:12

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bassetfeet Fri 01-Mar-13 18:21:43

Think lots of dogs have blocks about stiles ,ladders etc wonder when you think about it . Hope your lab finds her feet and confidence . Sure she will .
I love labs with their pure joy in life and happy natures .

I did have one dog who refused point blank to go over stiles many years ago .
Made hill walking holidays difficult . She was an Old English Sheepdog and a big girl . Many a bog she landed in after being manhandled bless her but she loved it smile.Nice memories of her stubborn No way ,not attempting that lift me ok? So we did .

littlewhitebag Fri 01-Mar-13 18:35:25

My lab hates those little gates you go through where you get in close it, then get out. She gets in a bit of a flap when you try to close the gate and has a wtf look on her face. It makes me laugh.

SimoneDeBeaver Fri 01-Mar-13 18:38:02

With a lab, treats are surely your answer??

Can you balance one on the top, then one on the step down IYSWIM?

Toomuchtea Fri 01-Mar-13 18:49:54

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kiwigirl42 Fri 01-Mar-13 18:57:58

our lab will do most things for a bit of cheese so maybe this is the route to take? have never tried her with a stile though.

Selks Fri 01-Mar-13 19:01:09

Wave a cooked sausage in front of her on the other side of the stile..that should do it grin

(Disclaimer - past owner of an adorable but greedy

Toomuchtea Sat 02-Mar-13 12:53:27

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