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Best Lure For Machine

Discussion in 'Working' started by country joe, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. country joe

    country joe New Member Registered

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    Just received my new Lure Machine, I know its early Days, and I will have to get to know the machine better, but I am finding its brining in the Lure too fast, was using a rag , thinking maybe something heavier would slow it down, any ideas what would be best, as it is a 6 Months pup I am training to the lure.
     
  2. IanGerman

    IanGerman Active Member Registered

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    Difficult without knowing the type of machine you have Joe, but they are MEANT to be faster than the dog, so during a competition you would make and break the circuit to keep the lure as close as possible to the runners. Assuming of course it is an electtric lure machine not a wind up one!
     
  3. k4tie-d

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    we use plastic bags for the lure or a bunch off barrier tape.

    i usually dont hold the button down the full course, its a sort of, on-off-on-off-on-off to keep it close to the dogs, also have my foot on the line partly to stop it tangling and the other part to put a bit of pressure on it so i can controll the speed better.

    just make sure you wear old shoes as i had my hunter wellies on and the line burnt threw the bottom of them :( trainers seem to work well not sure if its different rubber but no holes as yet :thumbsup:
     
  4. eve

    eve New Member Registered

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    Hi

    Do you keep the power button depressed all the time? If you do, that would explain why it is too fast.

    As Katie said in the last post (she tought me how to operate the lure :thumbsup: )

    Usually a quick internittent lift of your thumb off the power slows the speed by cutting the power.

    It is a techique that gets a bit of getting used to but it is possible to keep the lure just infront of your dog.

    I use a plastic bag on my lure machine and it works fine.

    Good luck :luck:
     
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  5. country joe

    country joe New Member Registered

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    Cheers, used to have Greyhounds years ago, and our Lure machine was made with cycle parts,I have on used this new one a couple of times, and found it very fast, did try the on off and it helped, next time out, I will try the foot on the line.

    Although my Whippet Pup is for Working, it would be good to try him at Lure racing, but unfortunately I live in no mans land,

    South West Scotland, either way, North or South, I would have to travel 250 miles round trip, and with the cost of petrol.
     
  6. eve

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    You will improve with the on - off techinque in time. Expect a few tangles until you get used to the control.

    The foot does help reduce the risk of tangles but wear very tough shoes :teehee:

    I am sure that you will find people in your area who would be happy to come along to a spot of lurecoursing. Quite a few k9'ers live in SW Scotland. If you can find a suitable area that is large enough and the grass is cut regularly (we use Council playing fields with the Council's premission). You will need 5 or 6 pulleys for a good 400 m run.

    We started off just a few friends but now have so many people turning up that we have to restrict numbers.
     
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    whatshappin New Member Registered

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    To keep a bit of tension on the line and the drag on the ground Try a old football sock filled with sawdust
     
  8. eve

    eve New Member Registered

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    My lot would have a hole in that in no time :teehee:

    I find that the motor gets really hot if I put a lot of weight or tension on the line.

    It is noticible too when the grass is long and or very wet and I find that we have to use fewer pulleys to avoid burning out the motor.
     
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    I think there's an art to it I've got one which I don't use much but I usually pump it on and off keeping the lure far enough away so the dog can't catch it but close enough to keep it intrested. It does take a bit of getting used to.
     
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    is it any wonder it's too fast , ffs the pup only 6 months, having had greyhounds , dont you think your just pushing it too quick , ffs let it grow up and mature ye muppet
     
  11. eve

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    I missed that (age 6 months) :b

    Far too young for anything but a couple of very short training runs at low speed once a week.

    We do 50m puppy runs once a week and each pup gets a max of two runs.

    By 9 Months build up to about two 200m runs once a week.

    You should practice without your pup and once you can control the speed then do the mini runs.

    Pup is way too young for lurecoursing.

    You need to be patient and build up very gradually or your pups development could be seriously damaged.
     
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    bertha New Member Registered

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    I agree with you, I was thinking at 6 mths a couple of gentle runs to begin with, no hard racing until at the least 9 mths. I know the BSFA won't allow any dog under 12 mths to lure course, they are just not mature enough.

    Good luck with your pup Country Joe. :- )
     
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    so typical of this site know wonder you get threads asking where everyone has gone, read the guys post he never stated the distance and the reason he wants to SLOW IT DOWN is BECAUSE its a 6 month PUP he is well aware of what he has to do because he asked ME so if anyone is a muppet Denned its ME
     
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    well then , you could have advised him , it was too young to start , it's still maturing
     
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    your a joke get on the ped racing section and ask what age they start, a 6 month running a couple of 50 yard runs once or twice aweek is totally acceptable ive got 6 here that all started that way
     
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    Just chipping in to ask, is their any lure coursing clubs around Lancaster? I have a pet Whippet, she's 15 months, and would like to give her a try at it to see what she feels about it.
     
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    get a length of 1/2 inch rope about 3ft between line and lure ,this will stop him getting tangled if you stop the lure and he catches lure ,if its not slow enough just add a bit more rope till its weighted to suit ,then as he speeds up you can lighten to suit ,all the best .
     
  18. IanGerman

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    Well that answered YOUR question Biker John!!

    I don't know of lure coursing near Lancaster but there IS lure racing, where you can put your bitch behind a lure and see how she feels about it:)

    In the pedigree racing section, there are contacts for all the racing clubs - there are a couple in Lancashire. Good luck.
     
  19. weathergirls

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    there is a non-ped whippet racing club in Lancaster if you pm MICK DUDECK he'll let you know when its on
     
  20. laurarc

    laurarc New Member Registered

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    Totaly agree, Joe was only asking how to slow the lure down did he say he was running his 6month old pup every day of the week over a 100 yards? didnt think so.Some people jst like to look for an arguement and there you go someone looking for advice has to stand that.Some muppets need to look in the mirror to see the problems
     

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