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Dog trainers in the Western Isles

Title: Dog trainers in the Western Isles
Posted by: Andy Biddles on 26-03-2010

Discussion: Iwonder if anyone here can help? moving to uist later this year ,
and we my wife Jan and i .wondered if thers anyone who can help introduce our city dogs though the labrador comes from Barra,
to island life ,both are pretty well behaved but we do recgonise that its OUR responsibilty to make sure they do NOT bother livestock .
We would be more than willing to pay for any help we can get from the right person .
The other dog is is a cross springer /lab
ANDY AND JAN BIDDLES

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Posted by: Jackie Warner on 17-06-2010

Hi there - Obedience classes for dogs are available on the islands. I will try to find you some info and post again.

Posted by: southuist.com admin on 15-04-2010

Andy, hello there. I would advise to keep dogs on a leash at all times. There is statutory provision for crofters to protect their livestock, please bear that in mind. If you are out hill walking or the such like and are confident that there are no sheep around, then I would imagine you would be fine to let them have some freedom. Again, always err on the side of caution. Dogs go quite mad around the furry white fleaced beasties, and most dogs go mad back home around humans. Not much help, but thought I would try and answer you. Eoghan

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