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01-05-2013 08:57 PM
Cassidy's Mom The Silky Leash method is awesome! It basically retrains the oppositional reflex to pull into the collar to a new response to relieve leash pressure by moving in that direction. I also used #2 - rewarding for eye contact, #3 - rewarding for the sweet spot, and #4 - the canine cha-cha to train Halo to walk on leash, which she does beautifully. I actually have some comments on that page about using Silky Leash with Keefer and Halo.
01-05-2013 08:44 PM
gagsd Just read the Ahimsa one, new to me.
01-05-2013 08:28 PM
Cassidy's Mom NILIF for sure. There's also tons of behavior and training info on Dogstar Daily: Dog Training Digital Textbook | Dog Star Daily

The Ahimsa link that Jean posted is my favorite for teaching loose leash walking.
01-05-2013 08:27 PM
middleofnowhere Best book ever: Sheila Booth: Purely Positive Training: Companion to Competition.

Summary of "clicker" training: Wait till dog volunteers the behavior, praise, reward and name the behavior immediately. Works for all sorts of behavior.
01-05-2013 08:26 PM
gagsd They weren't planning to ob train with classes.... May change their
minds though.
I actually thought the boys might get into some 4H stuff with her.
Any trainer recommendations in Purcellville, Va?

Thanks Jean!
01-05-2013 08:22 PM
Castlemaid Would they be willing to take an obedience class with this dog? When I adopted Keeta, she was overwhelming and out-of-control, I was way over my head with her. It was going to classes that turned things around with me (for both of us).

I would also suggest that they use a prong for walking and for keeping the pup from jumping on people.
01-05-2013 08:05 PM
JeanKBBMMMAAN Leash Walking Ahimsa Dog Blog

Articles | Suzanne Clothier most of these

Clicker Training Basics | Karen Pryor Clicker Training

100% RSRR course – Day 5 | Pawsitive Dawgs Blog!

Nice of them!!!
01-05-2013 08:00 PM
gagsd Thanks Jane. I will check them out. Basically, I am being a bit lazy cuz I don't want to scroll through all of my stuff and pick out a few

Sister is 14 hours away, so I can help long distance.
01-05-2013 07:20 PM
onyx'girl IF they are into reading/researching, here are a few of my bookmarked suggestions, but pinpointing a specific resource isn't going to be the magical link.
They need to get with a good trainer(you?), IMO as well as doing it on their own.

Nothing in Life is Free which may produce results immediately

Shut up and walk away: The art of Loose Leash Walking
All My Blogs | Roger Abrantes he has many articles worth reading
tab289 channel - YouTube youtube vids
Paws Abilities | Helping people enjoy their dogs.
Dr. P's Dog Training: Modal Theory
01-05-2013 06:55 PM
gagsd To clarify,... I have a ton of training videos and articles bookmarked.
I am hoping that some of you can point me to your "favorites" for beginning owners covering things like "walk on leash" and basic manners.
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