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Old 02-01-2013, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Couples that train together?

I am just curious as to how many of you train with your SO?

Does it ever cause issues in the relationship?

Do you help eachother on the training feild or at home?

Over the last few months, my GF has gotten really into schH and sda. I am loving the fact that she loves it so much and she is picking up really fast! We train at home and anywhere we have the dogs and for the most part it is nice to always have a second set of eyes around to see things that I can't/don't while working my dog and vise versa.

I have noticed though, if I'm having a bad session and getting frustrated, if she tells me to do it a different way it just makes me more irritated. Especially if she's right! Which is most of the time haha. Any way I'm losing my train of thought so... Just thought it would be interesting to hear how some of you train with your SO.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have noticed though, if I'm having a bad session and getting frustrated, if she tells me to do it a different way it just makes me more irritated. Especially if she's right! Which is most of the time haha. Any way I'm losing my train of thought so... Just thought it would be interesting to hear how some of you train with your SO.
That must be a guy thing!
Train, ha I can't even walk the dogs with my husband.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My daughter and I train together. No issues at the training facility, but sometimes on our walks, she will say, " I do that differently" or "Molly does not do that with me". Yes it can be irritating, I just keep my mouth shut and think about it, as should could be right. My husband knows I'm always right when it come to the dog (haha), but we don't train together.
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That would ruin WD in one session..... His "consistency" depends on the weather.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My husband and I train together. It's actually how we met. Although admittedly, he takes constructive advice much better than I do
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I have trained with a few couples that work extremely well together. Horst and Michaella Knoche (Javir's people) are like watching a well oiled machine. MOST of the time, though, couples training together often means a lot of tension. It can work, but it really requires a super strong relationship of respect and two people with the same goals or it means they train separately with other people.
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I can't find a woman who can accept I have 3 dogs + a foster :-/
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I wish my SO would get into training. He loves the dogs... but more of the pet side of owning them. In fact, he really never asks them to do anything. lol!

Though, I do feel like if we did train together... we may end up just arguing over it all.

We already argue about who's dog is better behaved. lol.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Um, I train with them ^ (or used to, *sniff*)

My husband used to come to my SchH training and even tried helper work, but he just isn't very good at reading dogs, timing rewards/corrections, etc. It doesn't interest him and he has very little do do with my dogs/puppies (he won't even feed them or let them out unless I ask, which is fine). He did a few beginner type classes with his/our mutt pet Coke and I went along and probably ended up taking over.
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