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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 07:44 PM
JakodaCD OA
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For me, forget the alpha smalpha stuff..At this age, I am working on a good bond with my puppy Basic stuff like sit/COME (most important), working on that puppy to get them to think "I" am the center of their universe...

Patience, consistency, being fair, and not expecting a perfect puppy/dog.

I hand feed my puppies, figure out what motivates them, is it toys? food?

I kinda let them be puppies at this age, ignoring bad stuff, redirecting to good things, ALWAYS Praising, treating for GOOD behaviors even if you haven't asked for them.,

I think once you get a good bond going, everything else falls into place,,mutual respect Thats just my quick view on it

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