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Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by PupC, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. PupC

    PupC Member Registered

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    Hi all we are off on a mini break - dog friendly s/c place.
    It’s near the country and also the coast and we are excited about her going for her first beach experience.
    So far a friend has suggested either long line and high tariff treat and a whistle (have used a few times before to support recall on a field)
    Any top tips would be gladly received for travelling/accommodation and beach.
    PS RE sleep issues - we have been providing her more company at night encouraging her to be in her bed near us and not on us which has been better x
     
  2. Flobo

    Flobo Well-Known Member Registered Partner

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    The break away sounds lovely:) and glad to hear bedtimes are working out better with her sleeping close to you.
    The only thing I would say about using a long line is don't think longer is better, I've always found 5metres is ample, any more than that and it's hard to handle...or maybe that's just me!:rolleyes:
    (And of course always attach it to a harness not collar)
     
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  3. JudyN

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    Expect her to be ridiculously excited when she hits the beach - and also to be a little unsettled for a few days when you get home again. She might be fine, but don't worry if all her training regresses a little.
     
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  4. PupC

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    Thank you flobo - yea defo only to her harness ✔️
     
  5. PupC

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    I’m super excited too - I’m fully expecting regression - we went to Yorkshire for one night and that’s what knocked bedtimes off. But we are cool and wil make it work - slowly slowly wind the race x
     
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    Where I live on the south coast, we get all sorts of dangerous stuff washed up e.g. "fatbergs" which are terribly toxic to dogs, so make sure yours can't get at anything like that. Also remember that if she is close to the sea she probably can't hear you over the sound of the waves. Don't risk her going into the sea, becoming disoriented, and swimming far out. There are sand dunes here which are full of dangerous litter which I'll leave to your imagination, but you don't want your dog eating or stepping on it.

    You may be super aware of all these things, so I apologise if it seems I'm teaching you to suck eggs, but the information might help someone else.

    And have a wonderful time!
     
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    I have a tip for humans rather than dogs.

    Talcum powder is great for getting damp sand off feet.

    You mentioned a whistle, is she already whistle trained or do you need pointers on that?
     
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    Wowzers hemlock thanks for this - I guessed they may be some litter but not considered the bigger picture also not being from the coastal area appreciate all this advice x
    Will be careful promise x
     
  9. JoanneF

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    I should add - around here on the East coast of Scotland, the jellyfish are quite bad at the moment.
     
  10. PupC

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    Love the tal
     
  11. PupC

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    Oh gosh!
     
  12. PupC

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    Seem to have typed in odd place sorry
     
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    Yes.....we came across some HUGE ones on the east coast last week and that was other reason that it was good that our dogs were on leads...they found them SOOO interesting and the all the lobster claws...and and...so until your dog is more used to all the luring things that sea and beach can offer for those that are nosy, it is better be safe than sorry ;)
     
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    Thank you finsky
     

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