subliminal and off-beat training tips
Haha like three months ago I wouldn't even have really considered myself a dog person and I just got my first puppy, he's a shepherd/beagle mix. one of the best decisions of my life hands down.
anyways, my topic is about subliminal and off beat training tips. I'm a new dog owner, so I'm reading reading reading... the way dogs think is fascinating. I'm hoping for some professional opinions and tricks. from the get go, the first time I saw him he was three hours old, fresh out of the womb, and I visited him every other day or so so he'd know me before he could even see, smell etc (which he absolutely did). Ever since he opened his eye I have never broken eye contact I always expect him to. here's an example of "subliminal" training, as far as "being the alpha of the pack".
another thjng I read, and this was more "off beat" was that you should never call a puppy over and yell at them because they'll learn to not always come to you if your angry, (and since I want 100% obedience) I only call him when happy or neutral, if I'm angry I go to him to scold him.
You could easily write a 500 page book on this topic, but I'm just trying to pick up a few here's and there's as I go along.
I have quite a few freinds with dogs, and while they are well behaved and trained, they are not at the level I want my puppy to be so I am putting all effort into learning ad much ad I can, because whether I like it or not, I'm "stuck" with imthis guy for at least fifteen years, and the way I'm feeding him, probably longer.
also, are shepherds/beagles good pointer dogs? I don't plan on training him to do hunting stuff until he's at least a year, but are there any games door things I can teach him to "warm him up" for being a pointer dog?
thanks a lot guys,