How do you get that perfectly trained dog?
I have a 11 month old shep she is solid on many commands she loves training and I do too. Her list of commands are sit, down ,wait, stand, leave it, come, off, enough, paw, up, go to blanket, get out, whoa, look, get the ball/it, find it, and around (she spins).
She also will wait and do the sit and down from a distance. I can have her wait and walk around her and turn my back and walk away. She will wait at the open door. She is good. She kind of knows heel that's so hard for her because she has so much energy we will get there with time. She does walk well on a leash but not right at my side yet.
How do you get your dog so well trained that if you say sit from any place in the yard they sit? How do you get your dog to NOT RUN AFTER Small animals? When off leash my dogs knows Whoa means slow down she is good at that. She will even whoa and I can tell her to wait for me off leash. BUT if there is another dog or animals everything she knows is out the window. But her recall is good she always comes back.
How do I get that perfectly trained dog? I think time and constancy is the key.
My main thing is getting a good heel off leash. I got the off leash heel with my old dog but I used the chock chain and it took a year to get there. I want my dog to listen to my commands when tempted by a small animal. How do I do that? I am thinking life rewards. Example I make her wait then let her chase the animals if it's safe. that the ultimate reward right.
Sorry for the blabbing.
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Last edited by Pepper311; 03-27-2012 at 01:10 AM.