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NEW - How to stop your dog from jumping to freedom

Post by J & P HOOP » Wed, 17 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Our dog "Gus", a Doberman, is an excellent jumper.  On several occasions he
has easily cleared our 4ft fence, and gone wandering in traffic.  So far he
has been uninjured.

On 3 occasions he has been "captured" by the dog ranger of our local  
authority.  The cost of "bail" is $80, plus an overnight charge $15 for the
previlege of staying at the pound.

He also has a strange aversion to people who limp, and will growl and carry
on. [He has almost no teeth left, but still looks fairly terrifying.]  He has
been reported to our local authority for this poor behaviour, and we have been
warned to restrict him.  Fair enough.  But how?  We did not want to chain him
up all day.

A friend has horses and suggested a "hobble".  We experimented with various
designs and materials, and have developed a system where Gus is happy, but
cannot jump up.  We lined the restrictive parts to ensure he is always
comfortable, and the hobble doubles as an extra handy leash.  [The Super
Velcro is great for impromptu tie-ups outside shops.]

We mentioned this product to friends who have ordered and told others who have
ordered.  I guess we are now in business.  If you would like one for your
dog/s just send me e-mail with your postal address.  Cost is $A22 [about
$US16.50] plus freight.  If you want more than one or wish to retail them let
us know and we will send you the rates.

We have Mastercard/Visa facilities, so you can have immediate despatch.  

We have used high quality materials in webbing, clips and lining [suede] so it
is a good value product, and adjusts to suit all sizes.  We give a full
replacement guarantee for 3 years.

Regards

James Hooper [and Gus]

Ps if you are not in Australia we will also include some free Tourist stuff
for you.

 
 
 

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Post by Mike and Christin » Wed, 17 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
> on. [He has almost no teeth left, but still looks fairly terrifying.]  He has
> been reported to our local authority for this poor behaviour, and we have been
> warned to restrict him.  Fair enough.  But how?  We did not want to chain him
> up all day.

> A friend has horses and suggested a "hobble".  We experimented with various
> designs and materials, and have developed a system where Gus is happy, but
> cannot jump up.  We lined the restrictive parts to ensure he is always
> comfortable, and the hobble doubles as an extra handy leash.  [The Super
> Velcro is great for impromptu tie-ups outside shops.]

Wouldn't it have been a lot easier to keep the dog inside the house?
Excuse me for saying so, but it seems kinda well, mean, to hobble an
animal because  he has found a way to get the stimulation he needs
elsewhere, by escaping.  I know Jake has had at least one opportunity to
escape from the backyard, but he doesn't, because he has to reason to
leave home.  

Christine

 
 
 

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Post by Katie with an » Thu, 18 Apr 1996 04:00:00


This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

Why don't you just keep your dog in the house?

 
 
 

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Post by Mishelle Fresene » Fri, 19 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

> Our dog "Gus", a Doberman, is an excellent jumper.  On several occasions he
> has easily cleared our 4ft fence, and gone wandering in traffic.  So far he
> has been uninjured.

> On 3 occasions he has been "captured" by the dog ranger of our local
> authority.  The cost of "bail" is $80, plus an overnight charge $15 for the
> previlege of staying at the pound.

> He also has a strange aversion to people who limp, and will growl and carry
> on. [He has almost no teeth left, but still looks fairly terrifying.]  He has
> been reported to our local authority for this poor behaviour, and we have been
> warned to restrict him.  Fair enough.  But how?  We did not want to chain him
> up all day.

> A friend has horses and suggested a "hobble".  We experimented with various
> designs and materials, and have developed a system where Gus is happy, but
> cannot jump up.  We lined the restrictive parts to ensure he is always
> comfortable, and the hobble doubles as an extra handy leash.  [The Super
> Velcro is great for impromptu tie-ups outside shops.]

> We mentioned this product to friends who have ordered and told others who have
> ordered.  I guess we are now in business.  If you would like one for your
> dog/s just send me e-mail with your postal address.  Cost is $A22 [about
> $US16.50] plus freight.  If you want more than one or wish to retail them let
> us know and we will send you the rates.

> We have Mastercard/Visa facilities, so you can have immediate despatch.

> We have used high quality materials in webbing, clips and lining [suede] so it
> is a good value product, and adjusts to suit all sizes.  We give a full
> replacement guarantee for 3 years.

> Regards

> James Hooper [and Gus]

> Ps if you are not in Australia we will also include some free Tourist stuff
> for you.

Oh for Christ's Sake!! I sure hope you're a troll but I have a feeling
your not.  OF COURSE your Dobe can clear a 4 foot fence!!  I can just see
your advertisment now "Restrain them instead of train them!".  I'm
speechless once again.

Mishelle

 
 
 

NEW - How to stop your dog from jumping to freedom

Post by Phyllis Rayca & Joel Brya » Sun, 21 Apr 1996 04:00:00


People, people...why is everyone reacting as if these people just announced they've
invented a new nuclear weapon?  I've seen this type of product in at least 5 of the
pet and kennel supplier catalogs I receive.  I don't have any use for the darn
thing, and wouldn't recommend using it, but it's not as if they're suggesting you
bind the dog up with barbed wire.

--phyllis rayca