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02-17-2014 11:23 PM
madis
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He is a baby puppy! I'm not sure what you are expecting from him, but I'd only be introducing him to different experiences/surfaces/sounds and not over do any of it. Work on some rear end awareness, focus and recalls(but not in public) play some great tug games, crate games. Don't expect much, he is still such a baby puppy! If you are planning on going the IPO route, find a club and start going(not to say Alvin needs it, but you may benefit from observing).
lol I know he is still a baby, thats why I was surprised by his reaction. We never train for more than 15 minutes at a time and never push him once he get's bored, kid loves to play fetch so we go to this big park by my house (aprox 100 acres) we are generally "alone" when we train there because it's all open fields. This particular day was the nicest saturday north Texas had seen in a while, so it was hard to find an empty spot. He has impressed me more than I ever thought he could at this age.
02-17-2014 11:16 PM
madis
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never been to a dog park with him and have no intention of going.
02-17-2014 08:49 PM
onyx'girl He is a baby puppy! I'm not sure what you are expecting from him, but I'd only be introducing him to different experiences/surfaces/sounds and not over do any of it. Work on some rear end awareness, focus and recalls(but not in public) play some great tug games, crate games. Don't expect much, he is still such a baby puppy! If you are planning on going the IPO route, find a club and start going(not to say Alvin needs it, but you may benefit from observing).
02-17-2014 08:32 PM
madis
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Personally I don't think so, might even be a good sign??

He was reacting to a dog coming at him with bad energy. He could have tried to run away, hide behind you or pee himself. He did none of those things, he stood his ground and he let you handle it!

Don't think you can get better results than that!

Now he still "might" not make the cut as a therapy dog but he seems like a good prospect to me?
I kind of saw it as a good thing also, if therapy doesn't work out the. We are going to try schutzhund which I know he would be great in


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02-17-2014 08:28 PM
madis
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How old is Alvin?
12 weeks


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02-17-2014 06:47 PM
onyx'girl How old is Alvin?
02-17-2014 06:46 PM
Chip18
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I guess there really isn't a problem, but we are hoping to therapy train him and he can't be reactive at all (while working). He is still really young, could this hurt us, or will he grow out of it? We have never done this before
Personally I don't think so, might even be a good sign??

He was reacting to a dog coming at him with bad energy. He could have tried to run away, hide behind you or pee himself. He did none of those things, he stood his ground and he let you handle it!

Don't think you can get better results than that!

Now he still "might" not make the cut as a therapy dog but he seems like a good prospect to me?
02-17-2014 06:40 PM
madis
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Oh...isn't that special....let's just blame it on the "boyfriend"....as a member of the male community...I resemble that comment...but only to the degree that I blame it on my wife.


SuperG
Three stooges fan? Lol "I resemble that!" blame is a strong word... I'm all for gender equality, but the boyfriend is more reactive than the dog sometimes, so training the two of them together takes a special hand. he's already getting his feelings hurt because Alvin listens to me more.


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02-17-2014 06:35 PM
SuperG
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Alvin probably reacted to my boyfriend


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Oh...isn't that special....let's just blame it on the "boyfriend"....as a member of the male community...I resemble that comment...but only to the degree that I blame it on my wife.


SuperG
02-17-2014 05:45 PM
madis
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Have him evaluated if you want, personally I'm not seeing a problem? Out of control dog is pulling towards you and he stood his ground, then you took over and he let you handle it.

Don't really see any issue myself?
I guess there really isn't a problem, but we are hoping to therapy train him and he can't be reactive at all (while working). He is still really young, could this hurt us, or will he grow out of it? We have never done this before
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