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Katrina    Posted 05-30-2002 at 14:15:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the advice. I have had dogs before but I think this one will be a learn as we go together. What you have suggested makes a lot of sense and seems to be the direction we are headed. Hopefully he will learn to love and trust us and decide its okay to stick around and help out. So far we can't even take him off the leash or he disappears. All in all, we have made a lot of progress over the past two weeks and are looking forward to more success in the future. Anything else you think of is welcomed! Thanks again!

DeadCarp    Posted 05-30-2002 at 21:17:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
He likes to run out front ay? Might have wolf blood and maybe his genes made him an alpha male. Our last Shepherd was half coyote, so he always dug dens & ate chickens. (and sandals, much to better half's dismay) That stuff is hard to train out of them as it is for us to change religions.

My buddy out west (Dog Mike at Calgrove Kennels)is a dog trainer (yep, and he's an alpha male - heh heh) - or rather he trains owners, and the dogs become obedient in the process. According to him, the whole trick is same as kids - consistency. If you ALWAYS get up and ALWAYS come over there and get loud and make their life miserable at the count of three, the kids will quickly start scrambling on 2, right? As soon as he behaves on-leash, make the leash a bit longer. Pretty soon you can drag the leash then swap it for hand signals. And the less syllables the better - they really aren't that good at big words, but i've seen them master about 60 little ones. :)

Hogman    Posted 05-30-2002 at 14:45:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Katrina mahaps You are pushin Him just a mite by puttin Him in tha class. Perhaps would be better to keep Him a sheltered homebody till He gets more confidence in where He is and who You Folks are. Let Him become a comfortable member of the pack first. Each time He is taken away from Home ground He probabley thinks He's losing His "almost,mabe " new home and people. Just a thought.

Hogman **P.S.    Posted 05-30-2002 at 14:49:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
At least wait till He will stay with You when You turn Him loose.

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