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|02-14-2014 03:30 PM|
Originally Posted by Blanketback View Post
OP, get your pup to settle at your side with a nice knuckle bone to work on. Tether your pup to the furniture if you have to, but make sure that he stays there quietly. If he's acting up, crate him for 10 minutes and start over again. He'll eventually decide that he'd rather be with you. This worked for me. But you can't uncrate him until he's quiet. And you have to recrate him when he isn't. Every single time, so he gets it.[/QUOTE]Yep most likely what has to done... or live with it for the next 10 to 12 years?
|02-14-2014 01:37 PM|
Ok you guys, stop flirting and get back on topic. OP needs some help here. I suggest using hard corrections on the guests. If they can't use some self control and ignore the pup, then go after them! Escort them to the door and tell them not to come back until they understand that this is very important.
OP, get your pup to settle at your side with a nice knuckle bone to work on. Tether your pup to the furniture if you have to, but make sure that he stays there quietly. If he's acting up, crate him for 10 minutes and start over again. He'll eventually decide that he'd rather be with you. This worked for me. But you can't uncrate him until he's quiet. And you have to recrate him when he isn't. Every single time, so he gets it.
|02-14-2014 01:33 PM|
|02-14-2014 01:31 PM|
|Baillif||Are you serious?|
|02-14-2014 01:23 PM|
But for real life, going out with your dog or teaching them manners inside the house like this, it just isn't necessary. I am a decent trainer because I am willing to adapt tools for the situation. If they situation were IPO and ringsport, I'd be using a prong. When the situation is a poorly trained dog who's excited about guests coming over, I'm not. There are better methods in this case to achieve the same results.
|02-14-2014 01:18 PM|
|Baillif||Alright well i got nothing more to say. Youre obviously a superior trainer and its only a matter of time before we see you at worlds in all the ringsports and ipo kicking the crap out of the lazy trainers like Ivan Balabanov or michael ellis or anybody else putting prong collars and ecollars on their dogs. You should hold a seminar or something.|
|02-14-2014 12:36 PM|
Originally Posted by David Taggart View Post
|02-14-2014 12:35 PM|
My definition of reliability is the dog being reliable under any situation I take them into with commands that I have proofed on the dog. When I was a student there were plenty of times that I walked my (then) 2 y/o GSD Frag off leash to and from Western Michigan University's campus and home on a thin sidewalk next to a busy street - with students walking around, dogs being biked, etc. etc. and we stopped to play fetch on Western's lawn. Without ever trying to greet anyone or wander. My border collie and I go to a *sometimes* busy nature preserve to hike off leash and he's recalled to heel position every time we see someone (dog or human) where he is down stayed until the dog or human passes, then we continue walking freely. We're talking about the same level of reliability, I just don't achieve mine with Prongs and shock collars. My dogs want to work for me because we've built a solid foundation of them getting what they want when they listen to me and they enjoy working for me because I make it fun and reward them often. Not because I pull them around by a prong collar. I tried that to teach Frag to walk on a loose leash originally and what ended up working was silky lead training and the clicker.
|02-13-2014 08:12 PM|
I can't imagine an out of control guest happy GSD myself? My guy goes gladly to his bed and stays there when company comes over!
Now my BullMastiff/Pit and my Boxer, they were people crazy! I could control them but "not" my guest!
|02-13-2014 06:29 PM|
Originally Posted by Bequavious View Post
If the dog is having trouble understanding, then you are moving too fast. I don't know what the dogs proficiency with the required behaviors is, how much freeshaping you have done, how good your timing is... just let the dog tell you when he's ready to move on. You want to build success at first and then proof later IMO.
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