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Old 01-14-2013, 08:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Starting 1:1 training this week...

My Yoschi is right at five months old.... we're starting 1:1 schutzhund training on Wednesday.

*I'll be keeping a journal,, for sure.

*The trainer said we'll be working on "imprinting"

*We'll do 30 minutes of specific behavior training and 30 minutes of play traing as well as planning for my at home training for the week.

What questions should I be asking?
What should I be looking for in my trainer and in my dog?
Are there any red flags I should look for in my trainer and/or in my dog?

FYI, I am a complete novice to formal training
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Just go and have fun.
You should be handling your dog, not the trainer. If the trainer wants to show you things, hopefully s/he'll have a demo dog and not use Yoschi. I think your trainer will be working on you as much as Yoschi, footwork, positioning and line handling is important.

Always end every session on a positive note, and crate him after your session.

I'd get the book from Sheila Booth Welcome to Dogwise.com it has a great foundation for puppy chapter, and helps to understand different training exercises.
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Who are you training with?
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I'm in Austin, Tx
I'm training with a guy named Rex from Canine Headquarters in Hutto
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Not familiar with him. I know a few of the SchH people down there, but he isn't one of them. I was mostly curious.
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Not familiar with him. I know a few of the SchH people down there, but he isn't one of them. I was mostly curious.
He's a young guy, with long brown hair... seems nice enough... hopefully he knows his stuff
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Not familiar with him. I know a few of the SchH people down there, but he isn't one of them. I was mostly curious.
yeah you do Lisa... Canine Headquaters is Dave Kroyer's place :-)
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yeah you do Lisa... Canine Headquaters is Dave Kroyer's place :-)
So,, am I in good hands?
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First day of training went well... I think I like this guy... we covered some basics. He described his style of training. He teaches in a way that makes sense to me... its a balance of reward and correction. You reward to teach engagement and for repetitive learning .... once the dog learns then you use corrections. Having worked at a juvenile behavioral treatment facility for years,, a balance of strong rewards and fair, timely punishment has been what we always use,, so it makes sense to me.
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Thank's Frank. Yes, I know who that is. LOL
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