Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Toronto Ontario
We had finished up our training session (the first formal one in many months, since my trip to Tennessee) and while it started rocky he ended with some really nice focus. We discussed ideas on how to manage those moments when he gets so excited he shuts me out as well as his whining/barking impatience/frustration behaviors (basically, the trainer told me to completely ignore him, and, if he keeps it up, to remove him from what he wants...take him home from the park, don't feed him his dinner, etc).
DOnt feed your puppy his dinner? wow that is the most stupid thing i have ever heard in my life. Sorry but I dont care what your trainer says you do not keep a puppy's dinner from him. THey need to eat. Id be pissed at my trainer for telling me this. Unless they just mean work for his dinner, i make my pup work for their dinner, but if they mean skip his dinner for the night or something that is sick and you need a new trainer sorry.