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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Is snake proofing too much for 8 months old?

I read about this on another thread but it wasn't emphasize on the age of the dog.
So I just want to ask again. Is 8 months old too young for this type of training?

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Never had to do it, but a dog is never too young or old to learn new things!!!


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It involves shock collar thats why I'm a little concern... we have use positive reinforcement only so I don't know how he would react to it

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Berlin is almost 8 months old and we have yet to stary a shock collar on him throught schutzhund training. Although we most likely will in the future.

I plan on doing the snake aversion training next summer as I plan on doing a lot of mountain biking with him. Then he will be 18 months old. Be aware its usually about 300-400 $

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a dog can definitely be to young to learn something.

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I would be concerned at that age, while he is still learning about the world, that it may create an unwanted fear response to checking out new things.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2013, 07:11 PM
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the 1st time I took my dogs thru the class there was a dog that was 6 months old the cost of the class depends on the company putting on the class and not all the training classes are the same
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