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post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-20-2014, 07:39 PM
Chris Wild
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If you plan to move in a month and there will be a club where you are moving, I would reach out to them. In the meantime, while it may seem like unusual advice, I would probably lay off working on obedience until you can get instruction from a club and focus on socialization and some basic manners. If you intend to do competitive training of any type, be it SchH or AKC, there are right and wrong ways to do things as simple as "sit". And it is much easier to teach it correctly from the start than to try to change it after the dog has habituated a particular way of doing it. So in other words, no training is better than bad training. If you just want to dabble in activities and have a well trained pet, than how it sits doesn't matter so long as it does sit when told to do so. In competitive sports, the how matters, so if that is your goal wait until you can get guidance from experienced people. Especially if it's only a month away.

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