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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Maggie's personal protection training! Advice??

So I am training Maggie in personal protection and I need some advice.

I know that you are supposed to make it short and fun and that's all so please help me. I accidentally took the edge off of her by training the same thing over and over! How do I get her interested again? She is naturally protective so that helps.
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 10:54 AM
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Um, what, exactly are you doing?
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I was working on targeting with the same routine every day.
I would have a friend come over, put a bite sleeve or coat on, and let her chase and bite on the fore arm or attacking on command when being approached. But she got bored after a few days and has lost interest. I went back to basics today like the bite command and basic obedience.
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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 02:19 PM
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How old is she? Are you working with a trainer at all?
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DIY ... PPD??? Sounds like a "lawsuit" in the making??
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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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She is eight months and I am working with an obedience trainer. She has never shown any serious "I'm gonna kill you" aggression so I am not worried about that. If she knows that I'm comfortable with a person than she is to and I have worked with her on warning barks.

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Hmm, earlier this morning she was 8 months.

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LOL!! That is what I meant. I just posted on a thread asking how big she was at 6 months.
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If you really want to train your dog in personal protection, or any type of bite work, really, I suggest you find a trainer that does it. It's not as simple as having a friend wear a sleeve and then telling your puppy to bite them. There is a lot more to it than that. There is a right and a wrong way to teach a dog how to do this, and this sounds like the wrong way to me.
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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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I am trying to find a professional trainer, but at the moment I can not afford that. Besides we are all people but some us have a piece of paper that says "I can train a protection better than you."
You are right though there is a right way and a wrong way for everything and the reason I posted this thread is to find the right way that does not cost $2000.
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