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03-31-2014 09:41 AM
Wild Wolf You're doing a good job! It is nice to see him really wanting to engage with you.
03-31-2014 08:22 AM
mydogs
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It will get better.. Mark him bark for the ball.. When he starts barking, reward him the ball. Keep building on top of that. Sounds like he is doing great

Oh boy did I get him to bark! He was held back on leash and I teased him with hot dogs every bark I rewarded him. Thank you for all your advice


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03-31-2014 07:25 AM
mydogs
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It will get better.. Mark him bark for the ball.. When he starts barking, reward him the ball. Keep building on top of that. Sounds like he is doing great

Will do. That's my focus today. No obedience etc just working on the bark have a great day too!


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03-31-2014 07:10 AM
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You are absolutely right in everything you said. It's hard thinking so far ahead when you see the older dogs. It's overwhelming. I do about 4-5 short sessions a day and always end it fun for him. I just teased him with his squeaky ball now I have a headache but I did get a few barks lol.


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It will get better.. Mark him bark for the ball.. When he starts barking, reward him the ball. Keep building on top of that. Sounds like he is doing great
03-30-2014 08:24 PM
mydogs Also yes the keyword "patience" that's a tough one especially on the days where they would rather chase the leaves blowing across the grass


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03-30-2014 08:22 PM
mydogs
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You can tease him with treats, ball on rope, or flirt pole...Some dogs take a little longer to get vocal... It will come. I've been doing a lot of the stuff at home.....I've made it to the club 3 out of 4 weeks....I won't be able to make it for a few weeks....2 hour drive also....One thing I have to work on, making it more fun...Fun for me and him......Letting him be a puppy....I will get formal with the obedience when he gets around a year old. I'm keeping everything positive. I've made many mistakes and I'm sure many more will come....Everyone is a new handler starting off...I'm still new....



It's hard going to the club and seeing all these older dogs work......As a new handler, we think, "I want that" and try rushing things...I've had to stop myself several times. It will come...Takes a lot of patience....Which I struggle with...I'm getting better.....



My goal, to keep building his confidence and building more focus. Short sessions....Something like that....haha

You are absolutely right in everything you said. It's hard thinking so far ahead when you see the older dogs. It's overwhelming. I do about 4-5 short sessions a day and always end it fun for him. I just teased him with his squeaky ball now I have a headache but I did get a few barks lol.


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03-30-2014 08:14 PM
Jmoore728
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That's great my club is really good but I feel we need to move into something new in training. I do most of it at home and never knew there's ways to bring out his bark now I know. So will be working on that next. Your pup is adorable


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You can tease him with treats, ball on rope, or flirt pole...Some dogs take a little longer to get vocal... It will come. I've been doing a lot of the stuff at home.....I've made it to the club 3 out of 4 weeks....I won't be able to make it for a few weeks....2 hour drive also....One thing I have to work on, making it more fun...Fun for me and him......Letting him be a puppy....I will get formal with the obedience when he gets around a year old. I'm keeping everything positive. I've made many mistakes and I'm sure many more will come....Everyone is a new handler starting off...I'm still new....

It's hard going to the club and seeing all these older dogs work......As a new handler, we think, "I want that" and try rushing things...I've had to stop myself several times. It will come...Takes a lot of patience....Which I struggle with...I'm getting better.....

My goal, to keep building his confidence and building more focus. Short sessions....Something like that....haha
03-30-2014 08:04 PM
mydogs That's great my club is really good but I feel we need to move into something new in training. I do most of it at home and never knew there's ways to bring out his bark now I know. So will be working on that next. Your pup is adorable


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03-30-2014 08:01 PM
Jmoore728
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I'm doing the same with my 6 month old. Have you done any flirt pole work or getting him to bark yet? I'm just starting the barking while he's being held back have gotton one bark lol.


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One thing about Bane...He is VERY vocal. Tease him enough, he will start barking..He will come around...Just keep working at it.

.Went to the club today...Bane was def having an off day on obedience. Wasn't focusing well, distracted....So we just had a play session on the field....When his turn came for bitework, he was very vocal, catching well....His grip was a little off, but much better by the end of the session. He ended with a great catch and a nice full grip...
03-30-2014 07:51 PM
mydogs I'm doing the same with my 6 month old. Have you done any flirt pole work or getting him to bark yet? I'm just starting the barking while he's being held back have gotton one bark lol.


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