Willing to take questions for everything dog!
Tricks, commands, trials, behavior, etc!
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No he hasn’t he still has those bloody big balls! We are planning to get him done soon, I hope x
Pack theory is incorrect. Dogs have been bred for thousands of years by humans they are created to work with humans treating them like wolves is equal to treating children like you would chimps.
They are not the same animal.
Please neuter you dog but don’t mentally abuse them.
Betty now has two tricks up here sleeve - come here & sit!!
Cute but those aren’t tricks those are basic commands. Tricks would be like rolling over or giving a paw. Commands are basic manners and things used in competition.
I hear this a lot from people, so I’d love to make it simple:
And it basically all matters on one thing: When you’re ready.
When I say when you’re ready here’s what I mean:
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So often times I see late commands time and again in Novice and Open; and yes even in Masters.
Now different timing of commands does matter on the dog. Slower dogs usually need more consistent timing, faster dogs need to know the absolute where they’re going as fast as you can get the command out of your mouth.
So with this example course:
Noticed you and I have similar views on most things, EXCEPT prong collars. Have you ever had one on you? Has anyone ever pulled on it when you turned your head, or gave a single step in any direction? Your answers on training problems are pretty spot on with the way I do things. I have 3 Great Danes at the moment of which 2 are deaf. I have been around large and giant breed dogs all my life. From the HUGE softies like Danes, to the stubborn Pitts or Rotti, no situation warrants pain in any form
My view on prongs changes from dog to dog. Almost 98% of dogs I recommenced the owners never even think of prongs. And even the other 2% I still only suggest they use it for getting the proper heel and not to train a basic one.
Training a proper heel is much more complicated than a basic one. There is a small percentage of dogs who work well with a prong to just get the behavior the trainer is looking for and then to praise and make it extremely clear to the dog what the trainer is looking for. I don’t use it in the conventional sense. I use it to slowly apply pressure not give a fast correction.
The dog feels very slight discomfort, not a correction so it doesn’t feel pain. When getting a heel for show is the only time I ever even think of suggesting it.
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on that blog but whatever you’ve read in the past may not be the view I have now.
An example of the heel I’d be looking for:
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