Chasing after Pheasants and Partridges
My 11 month old JR and I are lucky enough to live in the English countryside and take long walks across the fields and through the woods. He has recently developed a taste for chasing pheasants and partridges and takes off as soon as he gets scent of one. I have now had to put him back on the lead which spoils our walks as he constantly pulls in pursuit of the birds! I have tried a long line but it gets tangled in brambles and bushes. I also go armed with high value treats but it doesn't help with recall in these circumstances. I realise that JRs are bred to hunt, but I need to find a solution to this problem. Any advice gratefully received!