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Old 01-25-2014, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Due to the incident described in my thread.. http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ml#post4903674 do you think I should continue training Titan?
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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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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.
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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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I wrote a reply in the general post for the same topic. Permalink to response.

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ml#post4904226
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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?
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No advice, just sending lots of encouragement and good thoughts!
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Thank you very much!
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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
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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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