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|07-24-2014 05:29 PM|
Originally Posted by Mamie View Post
We finally invested in The Dog Wizard. They are a franchise. We have one in South Carolina called The Columbia Dog Wizard. They train using the e-collar, money-back guarantee, lifetime training.
It is expensive but like my husband said the best investment he ever made.
We are happy. The dog is happy. We can even walk him off leash now. The police who patrol our neighborhood are amazed at how well he behaves (don't even say anything about him not being on leash since he never leaves my side). As all trainers say, the hardest job is training the owners but we are learning and hopefully soon we will not need the e-collar at all.
Such a life changer.
|07-23-2014 01:51 PM|
I would love to hear a few specifics on what you've done to control high drive dogs from lunging on leash at animals or items. My female is just determined to lunge / get anything that moves (leaves, sand/rocks kicked up by a shoe, branches from landscaping, birds, mice in a bush). We do mostly positive training, combined with the prong. Our trainer has us trying the headcollar but she hates it so much we have a hard time using it.
Main problem is there are too many things for her to lunge at such that "leave it" might work fine until 2 seconds later when she sees the next leaf and has near taken my arm off in her lunge for it.
She's 1.5 years old, spayed, and has some basic obedience but is not great with distractions around. Food/toy motivated to an extent, but nothing I can feed her beats excitement from "outside world". Ball occasionally works.
Pointers much appreciated!
Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
|06-30-2014 02:44 AM|
If it does nothing else, it shows folks, yanking and cranking with a prong is not the way to go!
Thanks to Sheppardmom, I was able to start working with Boxers and Buddies! One of the first dogs I walked, I was told how horrible he was on leash! He's a puller, bad on leash etc, etc!
Needless to say with me...that did not happen! Yep he has work to do but I would not have described him as a puller! Stop and go occasional, Tsss and a finger poke or two,no biggie. It was a very pleasant walk!
Passed him along at the end of the day...and off he goes, dragging his foster behind him!!!
I fully expected problems with my "people aggressive" GSD with his history of going after my BullMastiff/APBT/Lab mix, inter pack aggression! So I was expecting a dog reactive dog!
I did the 'Who Pets my Puppy or Dog" for people did the same with dogs (ignore and move on) and as a result the dog reactive thing never happened! He learned...don't act like a fool around people or other dogs!
My goal is to train with a flat collar and leash if I have to resort to "tools," I've done something wrong??
The "loose leash video" is something anyone can do! And I have heard from members on the Boxer that it worked out just fine for them! Sometimes simple is the way to go!
|06-30-2014 01:16 AM|
Originally Posted by David Winners View Post
A dog already use to a prong! A much tougher case! Do it wrong and your work load doubles!
My "guy" makes it look like magic! If I ever have need of a prong in the future, that's what I want my use of it to look like!
Now folks know!
|06-29-2014 10:26 PM|
Originally Posted by Axel13 View Post
|06-29-2014 07:26 PM|
Oh...I think you took my critique incorrectly. My point was...the average person with a raging pulling beast at the end of the leash most likely will never get the same result that quickly as the video displayed by simply attaching a prong collar to their dog. I agree with your premise that one needs to understand the mentality behind any of these tools such as a prong collar as well as a proper application.
This much I do know from experience....and this is a huge benefit most knowledgeable trainers have when dealing with someone else's dog....a trainer steps into a situation as an unknown entity....the owner and their failings ( lack of control etc. are already well known by the dog and acts accordingly ( poor behavior in this case ). The trainer however introduces themselves from the very first moment in an entirely different light than the struggling owner...the trainer exudes a level of calm authority in a manner which the dog many times submits to in a sense or at least has the dog "off balance". This gives the trainer a huge upper hand...and rightfully so...any trainer worth their salt knows the value of setting the stage properly. I have seen trainers take a "problem" dog and within minutes has the dog acting completely differently than the "problem" dog the owner knows....and it's always an epiphany of sorts to the owner..." How did you do that?"...I think you know exactly what I am suggesting.
I would still assert, even if an owner mostly understood the application of a prong collar, they would not turn their raging pulling dog into a civil docile leash walking pooch near as quickly as the trainer will....the reason is simply, the owner even using the proper techniques STILL needs to impress upon the dog that the old sheriff has been replaced by this all new and improved sheriff....once that has been successfully ingrained into the dog....life gets easy. The trainer never has to go through this transformation because they are smart enough to start off with proper command and control, leaving the dog with little if any options. I truly believe the old saying regarding " lead or be led"....and a dog is a wonderful example of this mentality.
|06-29-2014 05:29 PM|
Originally Posted by Chip18 View Post
|06-29-2014 05:07 PM|
|eddie1976E||I love all these videos, trying to learn the "proper" use of the tool. I will be getting the tool soon and want to make sure I don't screw things up.|
|06-29-2014 04:42 PM|
Tylor Muto likes to explain things and TheGoodTraining guy doesn't! It's not a my Pro can beat your Pro debate!
Some "people" are simply more capable of dealing with dogs than others! "Most" folks using a prong don't realize that the "proper" use of a prong collar is a "skill" that they have to acquire! Learn to use the tool first, then train your dog! They just want to "train' there dog!
Anybody can do the "loose leash training video" using the prong takes "skill!"
For "me" it's pretty simple if you have a prong collar on your dog and your still, yanking and cranking...your doing it wrong!
|06-29-2014 02:04 PM|
Originally Posted by David Winners View Post
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