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Mirffy
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Hi guys,

 

Looking into getting a border collie to come along with me every day when i work. Was wondering if anyone else here brings a dog with them out to work? I have seen one guy in my local area who brings his dog along with him.

 

Thought i could tie him to the ute for some jobs or maybe let him come around with me for some jobs. Basically just wanting to know if anyone else does similar bringing there dog out with them. Kinda wanna know if it works or not. 

 

Might be more trouble then its worth. But thought having a companion with me would be nice.

 

(Bit of a weird post i know :D


Posted 13 November 2018 - 09:22 PM

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Is it a ute dog, or a wanderer? Only you know.

 

Through the '80's and '90's I had a couple of excellent dogs that after they were trained came to work every day.

 

Often the problem is not the dog but clients perceptions of dogs…

 

Remember that no matter how good YOUR dog is…

 

When you arrive at a property the resident dog/dogs are NOT under YOUR control.


Edited by Grae, 13 November 2018 - 11:43 PM.

Posted 13 November 2018 - 09:38 PM

read between the lines, if he seems drunk, he possibly is


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there is a local guy around here who has a Border collie and it seems like a great dog....never wanders off...    To be honest , i think it would be a pain in the Butt, and dealing with other customers dogs too would be a drama...I'd say no


Posted 13 November 2018 - 09:45 PM

B.L.T.H ....Brake late, Turn hard


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Forget it, too many issues, as a customer I would not like another dog wandering around my property.  Even if it's a perfect dog the customer doesn't know that and will be thinking that dog might: attack my own pets, sh*t everywhere, dig up my garden, etc etc.  Also probably only a matter of time before your dog gets hit by a rock from your trimmer if you're letting it wander around.  As for tying it up to your ute all day in the hot sun, probably bordering on animal cruelty.


Posted 14 November 2018 - 06:18 AM

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^^ what he said


Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:20 AM

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Do you have any Indian customers?
They are generally bat sh#t terrified of dogs..
Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:33 PM

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Companionship a nice idea but just a bad idea nowadays - 25 years ago I had my bullie cross with me every day on the run but wouldn't work now


Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:43 PM

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I love the idea of taking a dog along for mowing

Problem is it would probably insist on staying in the ute with the aircon on drinking beer and yelling out occasionally to “get on with it”
Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:56 PM

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for me i tried a few times but no good


Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:28 AM

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You could consider one of these as an alternative

 

I often spotted one of these riding 'shotgun', leaning on the passenger side window sill of a ute and a few riding in the back of Utes when I lived in FNQ

 

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it took me a while to hunt down the website, the factory is in SA

 

http://www.uracast.com.au/7095.html

 

I notice they are on special for $220, probably cheaper and better behaved than one you have to keep watching.

http://www.uracast.com.au/dogs.html

 

(mine per earlier post where both real dogs) but times have changed


Edited by Grae, 18 November 2018 - 06:14 PM.

Posted 17 November 2018 - 06:01 PM

read between the lines, if he seems drunk, he possibly is





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