|01-28-2014 03:19 PM|
|wyoung2153||Scheduled a one on one with a really awesome trainer in 2 weeks (booked til then for my schedule) until then I am retruning to the basics for the time being. We are not going to SAR this weekend and will instead do some nose work at the house and OB in the yard.|
|01-27-2014 08:16 AM|
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|01-27-2014 08:07 AM|
|jocoyn||Make sure you test thyroid.......|
|01-27-2014 08:02 AM|
Oh that is definitely being looked into. I am going to call my vet today. My team lead thinks that is due to the health issues too only because he's been wiring with us for 2 years and has never seen him act that way.
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|01-27-2014 05:15 AM|
|OriginalWacky||I'm somewhat surprised that more folks here aren't mentioning that you really need to get him in for more tests, as it's fairly obvious there is *something* going on with him (based on your other thread). Now might be a good time to stop with all the training and extra stuff and focus on basics at home with him, just going over and polishing up the things he already knows well.|
|01-26-2014 10:09 PM|
|wyoung2153||Also, I am contacting a few trainers tomorrow. Ideally I will go to the one I really want to, but it is an hour and a half away so I am looking at closer ones just to see if there's someone local who is worth a dime.|
|01-26-2014 10:08 PM|
I agree whole heartedly now that this has happened, hing sight being 20/20 that he needs to not interact with people out side of my intro and that is something I want to work with him on now. Never too late..
To explain the man walking in an open field, between the parking area and the woods with all the trails to hike around, is the open field. . Wearing sweats and a T-shirt and tennis shoes, I would only assume he was going to jog or walk the trails. Couldn't tell you why he was so calm. He was VERY calm for that situation. I mean when he said "he bit me" it was in a matter of fact tone.. no worries or scared inflection.. just matter of fact. Then didn't even stay for me to talk to him while Titan was held by my back up. Offered multiple times to have him talk to our lead and he just said he was fine, didn't break skin and kept walking away. Just odd.. but not excusable to Titan though I am almost certain he was in protection mode vs down right aggression.
|01-26-2014 04:02 AM|
|David Taggart||With this method of training mentioned by me below your recall should work perfectly, but you also can polish your recall. Thus your dog gets used to, that, if there is no command - he mustn't run after the stranger and ignore him. But don't stop him barking, he should bark - that is exactly what you want, isn't it?|
|01-26-2014 03:48 AM|
Another thing you can do - to train running after people in order to detect their smell. It is important that your dog doesn't confront them, but run after keeping some distance.
You will see, that he will stop barking if you do everything rather slowly at the beginning.Your dog should be off leash. If you saw a jogger (joggers are the best to start with, but choose a slow runner to train your dog) and your dog barks (he barks, because heis not sure how to investigate) ask him "heel" and start to move towards that running person slowly, allowing him to pass you. Only the runner is some distance away from you - start jogging yourself with your dog at your heel after him. Keep 10 feet distance between yourself and the runner and run after him for some time. You should see how your dog raises his head to detect that joggers smell trailing after him. 5 minutes of jogging should be enough. Turn 180 degree abruptly with your dog heeling and return exactly to the spot where you started. When you started to see, that your dog understands the procedure, you can send him after a jogger. A strong stink of sweat of a healthhy body is not what he is looking for, he would start running after people not for so long first, then would learn himself, that he has no need to do so in order to detect the smell of a moving object at all. It depends how sharp the sense of smell your dog has. Take care of his nose, exposure to car gases if too often damage his sensory organ.
|01-26-2014 01:29 AM|
I wonder why a random dude was walking across the field and why he was so okay with being nipped. There was probably something off about him. But yeah, i'd treat that situation as an eye opener.
There's only been one person I met on a walk that my dog absolutely hated. She refused to let him pet her and gave some of the most vicious barks I've heard out of her every time he stepped towards us. He had three gsds in his backyard, talked about training for a few minues, he was talking about how yelling and being 'mean' was a terrible way to train and how he liked to be so sweet to his dogs, later that night I walked by his house and heard him screaming at his dogs..I could hear it from the sidewalk. Something was weird about him. The dog knew
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