|03-21-2014 04:32 PM|
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|03-21-2014 04:20 PM|
Since you have had success with dog training, you are probably very skilled at communicating with dogs. If an individual dog growls or comes up the leash at a correction, do you blame the dog? Is the dog brushed off as too sensitive? Or is your technique altered, or perhaps your relationship with the dog is improved, so that he has a basis for understanding your corrections are not a threat.
|03-21-2014 02:58 PM|
It really doesn't matter whether your advice is excellent, if it is given where it is not asked for, and full of pepper, it will not be well-received.
Suggesting that Merciel does not have a relationship with that dog was very personal.
Saying that if you were the judge... and then saying you don't know the first thing about how Rally is scored, is also, I don't know, unhelpful? inappropriate?
|03-21-2014 02:27 PM|
everything I said applied to a dog, timing , dog reactions , how to improve .
there was not one thing personal .
I have handled so many different dogs, ages, training levels, soft , hard , stubborn , compliant I think I have a good take on being able to read and give some advice on how to work things through .
|03-21-2014 01:56 PM|
|03-21-2014 01:36 PM|
|03-21-2014 01:20 PM|
Honestly, I think taking bad days into consideration is the best way to improve your training AND your relationship with your dog. Any number of things could change your dog's behavior/mood/whatever on any given day, just as they do with us. I think acknowledging that and figuring out what those things are is the best way to adapt.
I didn't really think about it like that with my dogs until I got my mare. She taught me that sometimes, no matter how flawless the training is and how perfect your timing... it's just not going to be there. Learning about how to act and react in those situations, so that I know what to expect and how to manage the next time she's "off", was so important. Then, I started realizing that it was the same thing with my dogs. They're dynamic, and accordingly- your expectations and relationship should be, as well. The most important lesson I have learned with training horses and training dogs is, "work with the animal you have today." If you have expectations, good or bad, based on how yesterday went... you're going to miss everything that's happening right now.
|03-21-2014 12:52 PM|
|glowingtoadfly||That's great! Skadi dug out some crunchy stuff from the neigbor's window well and has been digging holes and chewing on the windowsill. She does correct her brother for perceived misbehavior though. Misbehavior she once gleefully engaged in....|
|03-21-2014 12:36 PM|
|misslesleedavis1||Very pleased with my training session today, Tyson even healed without me hanging on to his leash. I have to buy him a new tug toy i searched for his old one and it was on the roof, kids.|
|03-21-2014 11:38 AM|
Shoot, I'm outside the edit window.
Well, for posterity, here's some belated proof.
We good now? Because I'm about ready to let this one go.
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