|12-09-2013 01:59 PM|
|12-09-2013 01:37 PM|
|Waldi||I like it, did the same thing with my golden, she does walk without leash in fron of me and respose to verbal and hands control. She was very cooperative and never used any form of pressure to train her, except for willing participation and treats. I do put her on the leash if unknown dogs are approching and are on the leash to minimize risks. Now I have GS femal puppy (11 months) she does follow with footsteps on my older dog and walk without leash ( I put her on the leash when other dogs are approaching), I would not say I would be comfy with lettting her go on full urban environment yet but once she is mature, I think I can do the same. She is very focused on us and off-leash parks always sticks to us and waits for verbar confirmation that she can run and play with other dogs.|
|12-09-2013 11:09 AM|
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|12-09-2013 09:29 AM|
|Mrs.P||The walk is for the owner not the dogs. This guy is from my home town and his dogs are always so anxious -in avoidance. not impressed plays up the dominance theory too much. I've tried to talk to him about his breedings and the dog's pedigrees health tests titles ect and let's just say it was a quick conversation....|
|12-09-2013 09:07 AM|
|12-07-2013 05:05 PM|
Sad to see these dogs under this much stress. Years ago this would have been normal for most trainers. Things are different now for the trainers that use their brains instead of taking the easy road.
You can make a dog avoid anything with an e-collar... BUT If you take the same dogs, same tools, but add some collar imprinting, which teaches the dog how to turn the stim off, and work at much lower stim levels, you have the same end result with the dogs having much less stress and conflict.
You can use the collar to communicate with the dogs and not deliver harsh punishments.
|12-07-2013 02:12 PM|
|12-07-2013 02:03 PM|
Just out of curiosity, for those that like to imagine: how would the pack walk dogs react to a mugger? Don't say it can't happen because I've been threatened while walking my GSD - the drugs these days are weird indeed, lol.
But seriously, I hate the way these dogs are walking! I like offleash walking, but I want my dog to be aware of the surroundings. I want my dog to be about 12" to 18" away from me too - that video gave me claustrophobia.
|12-07-2013 08:49 AM|
|TAR HEEL MOM||THAT was amazing!|
|12-07-2013 06:43 AM|
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