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Can you train down a gay tail?

Discussion in 'Getting Started in Conformation' started by roguskie, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. roguskie

    roguskie Premium Member

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    Hi Guys.
    So Obi has a gay tail. I bought him as a show puppy and his breeder thinks that he could be trained to carry it low. He seems to carry it up and over more than he carries it down. Here is a pic 20171112_075228-472x492.jpg
    Any tips greatly appreciated
     
  2. Ann

    Ann Moderator

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    Some people believe you can train a tail down, but I've never known it to work. The only thing I can think of is to try treating when the puppy puts his tail down, but I'm not sure how effective that would be. Some puppies lower their tail carriage some as they grow though, so it may get lower.
     
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    roguskie Premium Member

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    It does seem to be higher in new situations so i am hoping the more experience he gets the lower he will hold it
     
  4. Hanne

    Hanne Forums Enthusiast

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    When Minnie was younger she wore almost always her tail high - I was sure that she would continue.

    But now she is 3 y is the tail only up when she is on the mouse hunting ore something exciting happen :yes:
     
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