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wyoung2153 01-25-2014 05:11 PM

Should I continue training?
 
Due to the incident described in my thread.. http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ml#post4903674 do you think I should continue training Titan?

gsdsar 01-25-2014 05:19 PM

Sounds to me like you have allowed your boy to overstimulate when meeting new people and get rewarded. I am not surprised, as he has gotten older and matured that he is now looking at things a bit different.

I would take a break from SAR, find a good general trainer and have him assessed and see if you can teach him some self control before meeting people. He should not be off leash. At all.


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wyoung2153 01-25-2014 05:24 PM

Thank you. That was kind of my thought, guess I just needed to hear it from someone else. I did say it to myself today... somehow, I am not surprised. The few weeks ago incident with that woman startled me and made me realize I may have unintentionally aided in his greeting habits. I had already been in contact with a very excellent trainer about other small things, guess I should call her and see if we can finally meet to discuss the bigger one and have a private session.

David Winners 01-25-2014 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by gsdsar (Post 4903738)
Sounds to me like you have allowed your boy to overstimulate when meeting new people and get rewarded. I am not surprised, as he has gotten older and matured that he is now looking at things a bit different.

I would take a break from SAR, find a good general trainer and have him assessed and see if you can teach him some self control before meeting people. He should not be off leash. At all.


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jocoyn 01-25-2014 07:11 PM

I wrote a reply in the general post for the same topic. Permalink to response.

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ml#post4904226

wyoung2153 01-31-2014 04:20 PM

I opted to not go to SAR training until we meet the trainer and all that. Would you guys have any ideas what I should work with Titan on at my house instead of SAR training? Thought we would still stick with the schedule and do some training during those same hours just at home.

I figure I could do some OB.. just basic stuff to start, then add in some others. I have been doing nose work this week. Probably end up adding some of that in. Hiding things in the yard for him to find.. thinking to of mental and physical exercise.. any ideas that you'd suggest?

Sunflowers 01-31-2014 04:26 PM

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No advice, just sending lots of encouragement and good thoughts!

wyoung2153 01-31-2014 04:28 PM

Thank you very much! :rolleyes:

David Taggart 01-31-2014 04:34 PM

Dog's nose is the main tool in SAR handler's job. You should read everything you can about this amazing natural apparatus Titan has, and you, the human, don't have that sensative. It is important to see with your own eyes how it works, the dynamics of the process of the search could be observed with simple exercises: SCENT GAMES - Educating Your Dog's Nose | Suzanne Clothier

wyoung2153 01-31-2014 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by David Taggart (Post 4941178)
Dog's nose is the main tool in SAR handler's job. You should read everything you can about this amazing natural apparatus Titan has, and you, the human, don't have that sensative. It is important to see with your own eyes how it works, the dynamics of the process of the search could be observed with simple exercises: SCENT GAMES - Educating Your Dog's Nose | Suzanne Clothier

Thank you. As we are in SAR training, almost certifying.. I have played these games a number of times. I have planned on adding them to the regimine already..


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