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02-14-2014 01:35 PM
wyoung2153 Thank you for your encouragement. We have met with the one on one trainer.. I think it's in general info where I posted the thread.. she sees really no issue with his behavior in the sense of it not being correctable we have been given homework and I have been instructed to not be lax with him anymore.. As me allowing him to be in charge of greeting was a huge no no on my part.. admittedly I got complacent with him. So we're working on tightening things up.. he's doing great so far!

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02-14-2014 01:25 PM
Richter21 Hey I was just stopping by to shoot you a PM. Sorry to hear about Titan, after reading all of your posts I'd be hard pressed to believe that his behavior isn't correctable. Everyone else has already give some pretty good advice and I can't say that I have much more to add. Good Luck, he's still yong and smart I can't imagine he wouldn't rebound with some good training.
02-11-2014 01:38 PM
wyoung2153 Lol no worries.. you guys were the audience I wanted to see it mostly, but hadn't heard anything. Just wondering.
02-11-2014 01:25 PM
jocoyn Yep just have not had time..........
02-11-2014 01:19 PM
wyoung2153 Finally had our one on one.. did any of you see my update?
02-06-2014 10:03 AM
jocoyn I would consider tracking (AKC) and nosework (if you can find a good group / I have heard Andrew Ramsey is great)...Agility would be good too. All these things could go in your toolbox.
02-06-2014 10:00 AM
wyoung2153
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Well you have the right attitude. Only the trainers and you can SEE the dog in real life and make the evaluation as to whether or not he should keep going.

Just here to say I have washed out 2, and most of my teammates have washed out at least 1 dog that would up being a pet......so if it does come to that, so be it. If it does though I would definitely do some kind of sport-scent work with Titan to deepen your knowledge base.
If it does come to that, what kind fo sport scent work would you suggest. I have always been really interested in agility (no scent owrk I know ).. but never really got into it because of SAR. And Titan was initial bought to be my pet.. so I can't be upset if that's what he is, lol. Guess I didn't think about it like that.
02-05-2014 07:24 PM
jocoyn Well you have the right attitude. Only the trainers and you can SEE the dog in real life and make the evaluation as to whether or not he should keep going.

Just here to say I have washed out 2, and most of my teammates have washed out at least 1 dog that would up being a pet......so if it does come to that, so be it. If it does though I would definitely do some kind of sport-scent work with Titan to deepen your knowledge base.
02-05-2014 06:08 PM
wyoung2153 I tried to write a response earlier but apparently it didn't make it... let's try this again..

Thank you Carmen for you response. I think I've finally gotten to that mindset where if he isn't going to continue training I am ok with that. I just want him to be happy. For some reason.. probably the competitive side of me and the perfectionist side as well.. I wanted him to do that and everything else.. in my head he needed to be everything. Which may explain my huge disappointment when, for even my own mistakes, things started spiraling.

Titan really is a great SAR dog.. he has a nose and drive that I've seen very few have.. but if his small anxiety issues are what's getting in his way then I can't force that.. and I've finally come to that conclusion. I'm really looking forward to what this trainer has to say.. even if it's a swift kick in my behind to get my head straight and stop being complacent with him.. I know it's going to be very good for us.. even more I think working with him again in this manner will probably reestablish our bond.

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02-05-2014 03:01 PM
carmspack good attitude !
maybe this wasn't the right dog -- sometimes dogs that are hyper about meeting people , as in friendly excited , are anxious --
a SAR dog does not need to love people any more than a drug dog needs a hit , or a cadaver dog enjoys a chaw on a bone. All about the drive .
maybe it was the perfect storm of the dog's emotional self that was made unbalanced by inappropriate socialization and rewards ?

at least for the next one you will have a much better idea. Not easy to do it all with the first dog .

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