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post #21 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 07:11 PM
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Well my GSD is only four months old so aside from him housebreaking from day one, we haven't had any huge accomplishments yet, lol.

My biggest(and humble) accomplishment is with one of my other dogs who is not a GSD so hope it's ok that I share. Sam was a big time resource guarder with dogs to the point of not full on attacking but biting if any dog got near him and his perceived "things". We have four dogs, this was causing a lot of stress in our house because he wouldn't guard just toys/food but he'd randomly guard stupid things like a tiny piece of cardboard so it was hard to predict when he was going to lash out, despite a slight stiffness he gave no other warning.

Anyways I've been working my butt off with him using NILIF and OB classes and this has been the end result... Doesn't seem like a huge deal but this would have NEVER happened before I started working with him.

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Fiona is training to be my service dog. She showed her true self when she was 6 months old. I had taken her to a park for exercise. While she was playing in water I sat down on a rock. I noticed the rock was too low for me to get up (hence the disability). I looked around the park for someone to help me. I was too embarrassed to ask. I looked at Fiona and called her to me. She has a loop at the one foot mark of her 6 foot leash. I grabbed that and told Fiona "go". She gave me leverage to get up. She got her CA assistance dog license shortly thereafter.

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post #23 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 07:26 PM
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I am probably proudest of my first titled dog (and that title), Sami, she taught me everything and more, Got her CD in 3 straight shows with a HIT and scores of 195/196/198...I was bitten by the 'bug' after that and it was onwards and upwards

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post #24 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 07:40 PM
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I've a nervy dog. Few months ago, she stopped being leash aggressive and can now walk by another dog sharing the same path as her without reacting. The leash now hangs loose, I can say hello and smile to other dog owners passing by and even have a little chat. The first time this happened I was thrilled!!

Her weak nerves forced me to learn a lot about dog training and the importance of temperament. It's been a blessing in disguise. =)
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I'm most proud of Nikon doing flyball. It's not that I'm proud he got on a team and has good times (he really doesn't, other than a really nice box turn he's not very fast). It's not my favorite dog sport (not his either) but three years ago if someone had said that some day *my* dog with all his prey drive, ball drive, and large circumference of personal space would be running races alongside other dogs, passing into other dogs, running around off leash with toys and balls in the chaos with 12 dogs all off leash in high drive in close proximity, lots of people yelling and screaming, and stay on task, neutral, and focused on me I would have said you are crazy!
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post #26 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 09:37 PM
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first - biggest accomplishment was when i stepped out of my own peer group and started marker training, was clumsy and awkward but my dog got it and i got it and glad about it.

second - going back to my schutshund club that shunned my unpapered gsd puppy of dubious origin and absolutely blew their same age dogs off the field with his drive and aggression - they had .... to say, suckers.
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My biggest accomplishment with Koda was when she, after months of working on reactivity, took in an entire litter of puppies and actually protected them from their mother (who was trying to attack/maul them all- that dog was MESSED up in the head from day one). She even followed through and "helped" me nurse them. It was the proudest moment everrr!

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Originally Posted by elisabeth_00117 View Post
That is a HUGE accomplishment! Could you attach a photo (or two)?
My favorites from that day.


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During the obedience critique

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And at the end of it all.

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post #29 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 10:58 AM
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I'm most proud of our first place in team obedience at the Wisconsin State Fair this past year. It's a ribbon only 3 other dogs (my teammates) received this year so its really cool. Wish I could've gone with them to nationals (where they won as well) but hopefully next year we get to do that in Philly.
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These are all great and I love hearing about them!

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