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Randall referred to as on to assist with Clarke’s four-legged pal


Adelaide AFLW Senior Coach Matthew Clarke reckons he underestimated how difficult coaching a brand new pet may be.

Clarke’s household welcomed a Kelpie into their residence about six months in the past and has since had some robust occasions educating it fundamental abilities.

“Her identify is Madam Peanut Wiggle-butt and clearly the youngsters got here up with that,” Clarke stated on this week’s episode of The Crows Present.

“I wasn’t too certain about it (the identify) however seems she is a peanut.

“We had a Kelpie for 19 years and we obtained that Kelpie earlier than we had children and we had a variety of time to coach it.

“Then we obtained one other one, a lot to my spouse’s irritation as a result of she stated ‘We haven’t obtained time for this canine’ and I stated ‘It’ll be fantastic’.

“However seems she was proper.”

The 2-time Premiership Coach has now referred to as on his crew’s Skipper Chelsea Randall, who can be the proud proprietor of a Kelpie, to lend him a hand.

“It simply so occurs that Chelsea has a canine who everybody stated was the craziest canine within the Membership however she’s had some success at bringing Lenny beneath a stage of management,” Clarke stated.

“We thought if she will be able to management Lenny, then perhaps she may also help us out with Peanut.

“We haven’t fairly obtained her beneath management but, (getting her to) come again is a little bit of a problem, leaping up is a little bit of a problem, and he or she’s wrecked a variety of stuff.”

“We thought if she will be able to management Lenny, then perhaps she may also help us out.

Randall, a three-time Premiership Captain and AFL Growth Coach, stated she had spent numerous hours coaching her Kelpie, Lenny, since he got here into her life in March, 2020.

“Being a Kelpie, it’s additionally been very difficult by way of coaching him,” Randall stated.

“He’s obtained a lot power and I’ve simply needed to prepare myself to be a greater proprietor.

“What I’ve learnt over my journey of assembly a lot of canine trainers is that Kelpies love operating they usually love taking part in however we now have to stability that bodily attribute with their psychological stimulation.”

Randall gave Clarke just a few suggestions and was assured Peanut would enhance in time.

“We’re going to do a 3m lead so the concept being that we’re making an attempt to get Peanut to discover ways to come again to us however we nonetheless have a stage of management,” Randall stated.

“However I need to be certain that all 4 of her legs are on the bottom after I reward her as properly.

“Peanut is such a stupendous canine with a lot lovely potential. 

“She’s extremely smart, hopefully with 10 minutes a day (Doc) can get some good issues out of Peanut and he or she’ll be a terrific family canine.”

Additionally on this week’s episode of The Crows Present, Belinda Sloane catches up with ruckman Reilly O’Brien to seek out out what he does away from footy, whereas Ned McHenry joins Tom Doedee to debate his Hungry Jack’s Whopper Second.

The Crows Present airs on Channel 7 this Saturday from 1pm.



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