|06-26-2014 02:18 PM|
You could also try a Freedom harness or other front-clip type harness.
My dogs are nicely heel trained when one-on-one with me, but my youngest tends to get a bit brassy when I walk him with the other dog. Admittedly I don't have really the time or desire to proof LLWing with both at the same time, so I use the Freedom when I take both out for casual walks. Works great.
|06-26-2014 01:46 PM|
I have learned not be hardcore about certain tools or techniques anymore but adjust to the individual dog, instead of calling other opinions "Nuts".
|06-26-2014 01:31 PM|
|Katos_Mom||My trainer had me start out with a choke collar on my gsd. However, I had to move up to a prong collar because I could yank all day on the choke collar and Kato would not respond. Most german shepherds have a high pain tolerance. I suggest starting off with the choke collar and move on accordingly.|
|06-26-2014 01:20 PM|
It has also worked wonders for fetching as he was happy to keep the toy himself before. Just make sure he never reaches the end of the leash/long line when fetching.
Good luck, continue what you are doing. I am a prong convert
With the next dog it will be prong as soon as these issues prop up.
|06-26-2014 01:05 PM|
I had a question, but re-read entire thread. I think I will continue with his flat collar at this point. I like "selzer's" suggestion. Our Legend is only 4 months old. He is strong as an ox, already stronger than I ever remember my big Rottie Thor being (probably 'cause I'm old and fat now!).
I think when the dogs are young, the best method is just a lot of practice! But remember: don't overdo your sessions. Some days it just don't work and ya gotta take a deep breath, and remember there's always tomorrow!
|05-30-2014 09:04 AM|
|05-30-2014 12:45 AM|
Prong over a gentle leader.
I have used a choke, but only with trained dogs -- they are ok in the AKC ring. Chokes can be easily abused, and very ineffective, especially when they are not used correctly. They are cheap, and easy to put on, beyond that, they are not really a great choice.
Head halters are for horses. Haltis and Gentle Leaders are ok so long as you NEVER try to correct a dog with one, and your dog NEVER decides to bolt either after something, or away from something. I think they are very unsafe overall.
Flat collars are fine. Continue training. If he pulls, put on the brakes. Do not follow him. Turn around and go the other way. But if training becomes fighting with your dog, it is much better to go with a prong collar, so you can remain even, and the dog understands that he is not going to go where he wants, as fast as he wants.
|05-30-2014 12:03 AM|
|05-29-2014 11:46 PM|
For a pup ? A prong or choke collar ? NUTS
Use a flat collar and lots of work Why use the
Heavy training aids first ? I guess it is easier and makes the handler look better For hard to work dogs sure for a while For a pup again Nuts
|05-29-2014 08:22 PM|
Ivan has had an influence. Personal experience did the rest.
Puppy should be born some time within the next few days but won't be old enough to take home until closer to August. That is if there is a male in that litter. I'll be able to get a look at them when I head down there to train in the next week or so.
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