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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2019, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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We have no stairs but all hardwood floors. He is zero to sixty in under 2 seconds. How to teach slow???
He speeds off from solid slumber skidding and slipping around corners. Never slow.
Mine had never been on hardwoods before either, and she was 6 when I brought her home. I used her heel command (she does the German version) and kept her on leash walking around the house. She figured it out pretty quickly.
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I have rugs and runners all over my house. For my stairs I bought treads that velcro to the wood. Since my dog was injured last year, she's no longer allowed to come upstairs unless it's with me slow and controlled. I was only been able to teach this through much repetition over several months on leash. She has learned the word 'easy.'


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