Originally Posted by gagsd
More exercise.... and a long line when out. Whatever she practices is what she will become adept at.
As stated above, using a drag line does not work for us. I have five dogs and they all get tangled. She ends up being dragged around by three or four other flailing dogs trying to get untangled. Are there any other control methods that you could recommend as an alternative?
Also, how else do we get more exercise in for a 6 month old? She's already outside running non-stop for a half hour to an hour every day. With the heat in our area we can't do much mid-day so we're limited to mornings and evenings. I don't want to cause issues with her joints either, and she loves percussive play (diving onto and back off of the bed etc). We use the flirt pole too. I don't have much inside space so we can't do a lot of exuberant play. We're training twice a day for short periods and go out for group training once a week. With the rain as well it's been difficult to get everybody the outside time they need. She gets breakfast and dinner in a treat ball so it takes her longer and keeps her stimulated.