Thursday, August 30, 2007

Schutzhund with Jack Russell

This is not only funny, it is actually a very good demonstration of the trainer, because getting a Jack Russell up to this level of command-and-control is not easy. It helps quite a lot that schutzhund channels the dog's natural energy and prey drive, but still ... real applause for the trainer (for both excellent training, great humor, and real imagination), and a couple of milkbones to Mr. Murphy the Jack Russell for the work itself.

A small not about attacking Jacks: most aren't going to bite your padded arm -- they have a habit of removing the lower lip from humans (this is true).

A hat tip to "aky3" who sent this clip to me; I could not reply to you through Youtube because the security on my computer would not allow it, and I am not smart enough to figure out a workaround on it (I would ask my Russells, but they are outside).



gabboon said...

I've got a report of some unruly pre-schoolers on the playground. Can you send a K9 unit?

Steve said...

Thanks for posting the video. I am the helper in the video. Mr. Murphy was such a cool dog and we miss him more than you could imagine.Our house will never be the same without him.

Andrew Campbell said...

Patrick -- got a referral to your site from Dan & Margaret at their long-dog blog, Shotonsite. Looking forward to spending more time perusing your site. But the video is just plain impressive.

We don't have terriers, but we do have Vizslas. And we have some home video on our blog, too. Nothing quite as impressive as Mr. Murphy, but hey, the little one is only 16wks old!

Andrew, Meg, Momo + Jozsi