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    DefaultAnother race took place today: Bauer vs. The Deer

    I would like to preface this story with 2 things:

    1. Bauer has excellent recall, and I am never worried that he won't come back when called.
    2. I know that deer can be mean and dangerous when cornered. In the area we were in, the deer was not going to end up cornered.

    A few years ago I read the book, Born to Run. In the book there was a story about a group of men running down a deer; deer are fast, but have very little stamina. This morning Bauer, DH, and I were trail running. Bauer was off leash, and going back and forth between the trail and the woods. At one point I realized that Bauer was farther away than normal. I stopped to listen for him, and saw a deer running about 50 yards away, Bauer was about 20 yards behind. We were in a position where we could see them perfectly, and decided to watch for a minute. Bauer chased the deer for approximately a 1/4 mile (kind of in a 1/2 circle in front of us). At that point the deer stopped dead in it's tracks. Bauer was still running, and ran right up next to it. I called him, and he immediately came back to us. He was absolutely exhausted, and laid down. It was very interesting to witness. In the book they said that a deer can only run about a 1/4 of a mile at a time and then has to stop and rest, and that is exactly what this deer did.

    Bauer has chased deer before, but usually is running away from me and I call him back immediately. This was a perfect set of circumstances because they were running in a semi-circle and we could see them the whole time. If Bauer had been a lion, he would have totally taken that deer down. Good thing for the deer that he is a docile lab with excellent recall.
    Debi and Bauer
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    Wow! Great story of what must have been an amazing experience! Good boy Bauer!
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    Wow, I bet that was something to see. Good boy, Bauer, for coming when called.

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    This is one of those where is the camera when I need it events?. Great job training Bauer BTW!
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    Great story and description. I can picture it perfectly. Good boy, Bauer.

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    It was really neat to see, and a perfect set of circumstances. We work very hard on his recall, and he is extremely trustworthy. When he was 16 weeks old he took off after a rabbit, and turned on a dime when he was called. We are in a lot of areas where rabbits, squirrels, turkeys, and deer are abundant; he gets a lot of recall practice.

    I wish I had a camera, and the presence of mind to use a camera. We were so stunned watching that I don't think I would have even thought to take pictures.
    Debi and Bauer
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    That had to be awesome to witness. Cinders recall is iffy but she will always stop immediately if I tell her to wait. She has started to chase deer at our lake house and stops as soon as I yell wait.

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    Wow - thanks for saving me Mum ! I caught up with this deer and didn't know what to do until you called me !

    I have a couple of heros too !

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    Wow that's pretty crazy!

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    What a great experience for all involved! Even the deer!

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