|02-03-2014 02:18 PM|
|stmcfred||You trained him for 4 hours? That's a long time. It's better if you do short sessions multiple times a day.|
|02-03-2014 02:14 PM|
|02-03-2014 01:33 PM|
I hope your week's going well Lobobear.
I just want to mention something, something you might not even have any reason to consider: some dogs do like to greet people with a face lick. However, this is fine for you, and the dog isn't going to complain, but some owners *hate *hate* hate* it when their dogs are encouraged to do this. I'm one of them. It's gotten to the point with me that now I'm in the process of teaching my dog to wear a muzzle so that I can physically prevent him from doing it, since so many people ignored my requests to not allow him access to their faces. Just something to think about. I know you love dogs and this seems like a friendly thing to do.
|02-03-2014 01:26 PM|
Tie a knot in an old unpaired sock, works great as a reward at my house
We've been living in what they're refering to as a "polar vortex", my training all winter has been inside - just keep it short and fun.
|02-01-2014 11:05 PM|
you can train indoors. you can certainly be around dogs and not let them
lick your face.
|02-01-2014 11:03 PM|
|02-01-2014 10:50 PM|
|Lobobear44||I am using the clicker as rewards: the click, treats, toys (balls seems to work best), and a lot of praise. Only problem my dad has short temper issues hits yells and drags Riley and calls him useless. No wonder my dog had a hard time listening to us.|
|02-01-2014 12:30 PM|
|02-01-2014 11:52 AM|
|02-01-2014 11:28 AM|
You don't have to stay away from dogs in order to heal. Just don't put yourself in a position to have your face licked. Don't squat down to their level, and force yourself to be content with a pat on their side or a scratch under their chin. I can work a 9 hour shift at my job and never get my face licked (in fact, I actually prefer it...not a fan of dogs I don't know being inches from my face anyway).
Get a new training toy...my dog has a hemp tug that I got from a show that she absolutely loves and we've had for about 3 or 4 years now. Only bring it out for training so it has less of a chance of getting destroyed. Just train during dusk, dawn or on overcast days. Keep training sessions short...max out at 15-20 minutes, then go outside and do it again later.
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