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Hello. Just wanted to say that I am a new member but have been reading a ton of info on this site and must say that it is great! I am about to be a somewhat new (pure) GSD owner and have been doing a lot of research on training methods. I came across Leerburgs site and find it very intersesting on his methods for raising dogs and was wondering if any of you have followed his principles and what the outcomes may have been? Good or bad. I know that some might find his methods harsh but wanted others opinions before I plunk down money for his DVD's. Thanks to anyone who replies.
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Here's my training method:

1. Using rewards I show the dog what I want them to do. I reward correct behavior and ignore incorrect. This is the learning stage for the dog.

2. After I am sure the dog understands what I want them to do I proof the behavior. I do this in many settings. Just because I taught the dog to Sit while we were in a quiet room in our house doesn't mean I should expect the dog to know how to do a sit in a crowded waiting room at the vets office. So I take the dog everywhere and proof the behavior.

3. By now I KNOW the dog understands what SIT means. Any non-compliance is met with a correction. I DO keep in mind that there may be a reason WHY the dog didn't perform to my expectations - like the dog has impacted anal glands ans sitting hurts.

This is what I do if I want 100% compliance 100% of the time - I get one of these




As far as Leerburg is concerned, I think there are other ways, IMHO better ways to teach a dog.
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I use a lot of Ed's training DVDs and articles and found him and his staff very helpfull, I would recommend him to anyone


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I like the Leerburg website. There's a lot of great information on it, and I point people to it frequently. That said, I take what works for me and what I'm comfortable using, and I leave the rest. Same with any other trainer and with any other type of training website.

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I take some, and I leave some. I like that he has shared a lot of articles and how-tos on his site. The only major thing where I differ is socializing my dogs, which I do extensively regardless of their status as a pet or "working"/performance dog.
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The socializing aspect is kind of confusing in regards to the "no one allowed to pet your dog" theory. Thanks for the replies.
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Originally Posted By: Lauri & The GangHere's my training method:

1. Using rewards I show the dog what I want them to do. I reward correct behavior and ignore incorrect. This is the learning stage for the dog.

2. After I am sure the dog understands what I want them to do I proof the behavior. I do this in many settings. Just because I taught the dog to Sit while we were in a quiet room in our house doesn't mean I should expect the dog to know how to do a sit in a crowded waiting room at the vets office. So I take the dog everywhere and proof the behavior.

3. By now I KNOW the dog understands what SIT means. Any non-compliance is met with a correction. I DO keep in mind that there may be a reason WHY the dog didn't perform to my expectations - like the dog has impacted anal glands ans sitting hurts.

This is what I do if I want 100% compliance 100% of the time - I get one of these




As far as Leerburg is concerned, I think there are other ways, IMHO better ways to teach a dog.
There is no "Leerburg" or "Ed Frawley" method of dog training. recently he has been encouraging people to try "Marker" training and has a few demo videos he's posted showing some of the results. I find that he is open minded enough to recognize something that is effective


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Originally Posted By: StormsdadThe socializing aspect is kind of confusing in regards to the "no one allowed to pet your dog" theory. Thanks for the replies.
That's in his working dog video not his basic obed vid


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