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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Getting drive back

Forgive me if this is a repeat question or my googlefu is not upto par lately...
I've been trying to get the drive back up in my 12 month old female. When she was younger she would do about anything for food and her prey/ball drive was pretty good. I left fora few months (military) and now she turned into my wifes best friend/ couch buddy. I know she has it in her but feel shes gotten too soft as of lately.
Thanks for any help and advice, as my original intentions are to get her as trained as possible (obediance, possible protection as her nerves are good) and am starting to meet up with fellow owners and their shutzhund group again.
Thanks in advance again for any help and insight.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 04:40 PM
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Hand feed her her meals. Only time she gets to eat is during a training session. And make a flirt pole. Take away any toys laying around and only time she gets to play is with you. Join BowWow Flix and rent some Michael Ellis dvds. Or resign yourself that she is your wife's dog and get another puppy. LOL

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 08:08 AM
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Also, if you haven't already, start running her (whether jogging with her or biking with her, etc., something to ensure a long sustained trotting motion).... there's just something about blood coursing thru veins and a thumping heart, lungs filling up with fresh outdoor air....will help put the spirit back in her!
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