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03-17-2014 09:30 AM
crackem The first thing I teach? That I am awesome it's all worked together, I guess the first thing I do is engagement, condition a mark, and informal recalls. But in that i'm luring sits, fronts, heeling position, down, spin right and left, thru the legs and nothing else out there is is that cool, so they can some to me at any time, especially when I ask, and all the cool stuff happens, etc. But mostly what they're learning is that they can do things to get things they want, and I can tell them yes, no and good and they can learn what they mean. the end result is I am awesome. Everything else is easier after that.
03-17-2014 09:15 AM
onyx'girl One important thing to work on is recalls. Restrained recalls are done often where I train, even with some of the older dogs to increase speed. Never to early to start it, and it is one of the most important things a dog should do. Lifesaving....
03-17-2014 12:32 AM
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With Drax I've just been working on focus/attention and engagement, keeling things fun and adding in plenty of socialization. He's 11 weeks and I think I'm paranoid about trying to do too much with him too soon. Thinking of working on some pivoting this week as a fun new exercise. I forgot how exciting and also overwhelming puppies can be.


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I was very overwhelmed....My 5 year old and 2 year old son along with a new puppy was insane. But, now that he is 6 months old, it is much better. That young puppy stage can be challenging...It was for me...Plus, I had to up my learning curve a lot with training. .... Much more too go. But I have much more confidence than 6 months ago...This forum has been a ton of help
03-17-2014 12:26 AM
VomBlack With Drax I've just been working on focus/attention and engagement, keeling things fun and adding in plenty of socialization. He's 11 weeks and I think I'm paranoid about trying to do too much with him too soon. Thinking of working on some pivoting this week as a fun new exercise. I forgot how exciting and also overwhelming puppies can be.


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03-16-2014 09:50 PM
mydogs Take him everywhere. Socialization. We went right to Home Depot with all the sounds and people in there it was great. My pup is 5 months and just started gun fire at our club with him today didn't phase him one bit


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03-16-2014 09:45 PM
mydogs
What do you train first on SchH puppy?

I started at 10 weeks. Their attention span is like so little so a few 2 min sessions at first best to go to a club to learn.
Ball on string works best for us. And the flirt pole.
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03-16-2014 09:42 PM
mydogs Focus/eye contact. As soon as he makes eye contact hand him treat. We use hot dogs.


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03-16-2014 08:02 PM
JanaeUlva Engagement (I am the most fun!), focus, eye contact, basic positions that include moving forward, backward and pivoting. Drive building. Tracking. Marker training. Agility equipment for body awareness and confidence.
03-16-2014 07:02 PM
Jmoore728
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What is important - not to supress self-motivation by obedience. Many owners think that obedience is the most important thing, but it is not for Schutz dog at the beginning of training. Train your dog to wal and to jump different barriers - bushes, short brick walls, etc, and use "Down", "Sit" and "Stand" as intermediate commands.
1. Make your puppy ball mad. Train separately "Give it" and "Drop it" - that would be your foundation for obedience.
2. Train to look for a hidden ball somewhere in the park. Simply tether your puppy to a tree, walk away to hide the ball and help him to find it using your trails - that would be your foundation for tracking.
3. Never train your pup to bark at you. Instead, ask your friend to hide the ball behind his back and your puppy to bark at him from the front, only he barked 10 times - he should reward by throwing the ball for him. Use a ball on the rope for tug-of war game of three - you, your dog on a leash and your friend. Train "Out" by exchanging the ball he holds for a tasty treat - that would be your foundation for protection.
4. Use a ball on a rope to introduce "Heel" command.
Everything above are just introductions to real training you get in the club.
He likes the ball on a rope. He gets really amped up when using a flirt pole or doing rag work. He isn't crazy with only a ball..

Do you work with him daily regarding drive building exercises, or only a few times a week? My former female was ball crazy. Bane not so much at this point. He will chase it and return it a few times.

I will start using the ball on a rope more. Pre teething, he loved the ball on a rope.. I'm sure it's still there.
03-16-2014 06:23 PM
David Taggart What is important - not to supress self-motivation by obedience. Many owners think that obedience is the most important thing, but it is not for Schutz dog at the beginning of training. Train your dog to wal and to jump different barriers - bushes, short brick walls, etc, and use "Down", "Sit" and "Stand" as intermediate commands.
1. Make your puppy ball mad. Train separately "Give it" and "Drop it" - that would be your foundation for obedience.
2. Train to look for a hidden ball somewhere in the park. Simply tether your puppy to a tree, walk away to hide the ball and help him to find it using your trails - that would be your foundation for tracking.
3. Never train your pup to bark at you. Instead, ask your friend to hide the ball behind his back and your puppy to bark at him from the front, only he barked 10 times - he should reward by throwing the ball for him. Use a ball on the rope for tug-of war game of three - you, your dog on a leash and your friend. Train "Out" by exchanging the ball he holds for a tasty treat - that would be your foundation for protection.
4. Use a ball on a rope to introduce "Heel" command.
Everything above are just introductions to real training you get in the club.
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