Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Get an old hand towel and tie a piece of string to it. Let your dog see the towel, then suddenly jerk it away from her. If she chases and tries to catch the towel, that is a good sign. If/when she catches it, play an easy game of tug of war with her (be careful of her teeth if she's young). Then let the towel go limp. Let her run around with it if she wants. When she drops the towel, jerk the towel away from her and start the game over.
Police dog training and Schutzhund training have different goals in mind. Simplified, Schutzhund is to street K9 work as boxing is to a fight in an alley behind a bar. A Schutzhund dog has rules to follow, and must perform in a certain way to get a good score. A police canine must win the fight, period. Table training used on the wrong dog may produce a fear biter, which of course wouldn't be good.
"What's there to dominate when your dog is well trained and it does what you ask??" - DoggieDad
Last edited by Hunther's Dad; 07-24-2010 at 01:38 AM.