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09-05-2014 02:54 PM
DJEtzel
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Originally Posted by Deno View Post
In your first video to the left of your kitchen, that little yellow sign
with the snake.
Ah! Gotcha! I was looking at the second video I posted. lol.

The Gadsden flag is flying on my garage, as well.
09-04-2014 10:34 PM
Deno [QUOTE=DJEtzel;5974953]Thank you! I appreciate it!



Thanks! What do you mean about a yellow sign? What sign?

We do train in new places and often as possible. Yesterday we were at a disc dog event for around 10 hours, and along with meeting a few of my friends and playing disc, Patton got to do a little heelwork, some retrieving of the tug past strangers, and work on long downs in the presence of hundreds of people and dogs in close proximity. He heeled with great focus within inches of LaRen's dalmation for a few moments and was rewarded heavily.

In your first video to the left of your kitchen, that little yellow sign
with the snake.
09-04-2014 02:57 PM
DJEtzel
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Originally Posted by LaRen616 View Post
Sin can relax, he's pretty laid back and did you see how cute he was with that Blue Heeler puppy?! I almost died of cuteness overload!!! Draven growled at the puppy right away, but he wasn't terrible with Patton so that was a plus!
I was honestly *surprised* that those two got along so well on leash. That's why I broke Patton away a few times to tug/reward. He wasn't being a jerk and neither was Draven so he deserved a break, too!

Patton has always been better about meeting dogs out and about, but he can be a jerk to male dogs his size initially, and he's never met one on leash before, so I was skeptical. They both did great!
09-04-2014 01:46 PM
LaRen616
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Originally Posted by DJEtzel View Post
Haha he was not! He was a great helper, and both of your dogs relax a lot better when just hanging out than mine do! :P
Sin can relax, he's pretty laid back and did you see how cute he was with that Blue Heeler puppy?! I almost died of cuteness overload!!! Draven growled at the puppy right away, but he wasn't terrible with Patton so that was a plus!
09-04-2014 01:35 PM
DJEtzel
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Originally Posted by LaRen616 View Post
And LaRen's Dalmatian was probably growling or whining the whole time. I have one good son and one "bad" son, lol!

Patton has too much "everything" for me, lol.
Haha he was not! He was a great helper, and both of your dogs relax a lot better when just hanging out than mine do! :P
09-03-2014 01:53 PM
LaRen616
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Originally Posted by DJEtzel View Post
We do train in new places and often as possible. Yesterday we were at a disc dog event for around 10 hours, and along with meeting a few of my friends and playing disc, Patton got to do a little heelwork, some retrieving of the tug past strangers, and work on long downs in the presence of hundreds of people and dogs in close proximity. He heeled with great focus within inches of LaRen's dalmation for a few moments and was rewarded heavily.
And LaRen's Dalmatian was probably growling or whining the whole time. I have one good son and one "bad" son, lol!

Patton has too much "everything" for me, lol.
09-02-2014 04:22 PM
DJEtzel
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Originally Posted by szariksdad View Post
I believe you said he is 10 months right now, if so he will mature and be a lot of fun. Once i feel like a dog knows the commands I build from there and like to try and keep it fun but the rules are stay correct and you get lots of fun, if incorrect we will work to clean that up.
Yep, he is just a week over 10 months now!
09-02-2014 12:57 AM
szariksdad I believe you said he is 10 months right now, if so he will mature and be a lot of fun. Once i feel like a dog knows the commands I build from there and like to try and keep it fun but the rules are stay correct and you get lots of fun, if incorrect we will work to clean that up.
09-01-2014 10:29 PM
DJEtzel
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Originally Posted by osito23 View Post
Bear and I are also learning to heel, so I can't critique, but Patton looks great! That's really nice work.
Thank you! I appreciate it!

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Originally Posted by Deno View Post
No doubt you two have it going on.

I also know you know what time of day it is

by that little yellow sign in the background.

The sky is the limit for you two. The only

thing I can recommend is to train at different

locations/situations everyday, this is very important

for consistent reliability in the real world.
Thanks! What do you mean about a yellow sign? What sign?

We do train in new places and often as possible. Yesterday we were at a disc dog event for around 10 hours, and along with meeting a few of my friends and playing disc, Patton got to do a little heelwork, some retrieving of the tug past strangers, and work on long downs in the presence of hundreds of people and dogs in close proximity. He heeled with great focus within inches of LaRen's dalmation for a few moments and was rewarded heavily.

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Originally Posted by szariksdad View Post
Willy got the response right. We want to mark during a good before it gets bad to prevent the chain of good-bad-good. This leads a lot less to clean up later and and prevents the bad from occurring. The only reason I bring up voice is that it was hard for me to hear tour goods or bad. I am quite sure he heard them but if we put a little enthusiasm in the positive marks then it helps to build drive to work for us. Keep up the good work with him.
That makes a lot of sense. It's something I'm trying to do better. When he jumped up at me like you mentioned, it was actually because I marked and he thought I was dropping the tug. I try to keep it a little more calm when we're moving so that it doesn't excite him too much and cause him to lose his brain. Maybe losing his brain and learning to work through it would be a better alternative.
08-30-2014 05:21 PM
szariksdad Willy got the response right. We want to mark during a good before it gets bad to prevent the chain of good-bad-good. This leads a lot less to clean up later and and prevents the bad from occurring. The only reason I bring up voice is that it was hard for me to hear tour goods or bad. I am quite sure he heard them but if we put a little enthusiasm in the positive marks then it helps to build drive to work for us. Keep up the good work with him.
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