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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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Swan Audience.

Archer and I were out on a 12k run today, so at around 7k we stopped for a cool down in the canal. As usual the swans came straight for us, hissing and complaining like a bunch of super pretty thugs.
I've been training Archer to ignore them when they're on the banks, and have taught him a 'go wide' command that is now almost 100% perfect. And for water, I just expect him to be neutral. He can look, but no barking, lunging or posturing. Blow me, the training is working. Observe.

He had a look, hopped back onto the bank when he was done and off we went again. Not bad at all for a dog who won't even be two until March ( so proud of him), and it hardly took any time to train at all.
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