Maybe you need to find a different kind of trainer. I am trying to think of where Girard is. I know a good trainer that works out of Mentor/Painesville now, and she has some people she refers people to for specific problems.
There is nothing wrong with positive training, but you still have to have confidence and timing. You have to figure out how to motivate the dog to do what you want it to do. You'll need patience and consistentsy, and you have to have the attitude that you are the one that will determine things. Things like if we are going to walk or if we are going to go home now.
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