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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-07-2010, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Started clicker training today (loose leash walking)

I just wanted to share my experience with everyone

So I was at PetSmart today and ran into one of the trainers who chats it up with us everytime we come in. She had her GORGEOUS bi-color GSD in with her today, and I was very impressed. Anyway, she uses a clicker with him, and it's something that I'd been thinking about for a while - just never got around to it. Today, I got one. And I spent an hour after we got home using it with Jaz's training. It was fantastic! His focus seems so much better! I hope it lasts.

My biggest thing was working on that gosh-darn pulling! He's a year old and I've tried everything that's been suggested from choke chains, pinch collars, corrections, a correction with a leg, pulling him back behind me, stoping, walking in the opposite direction - all with minimal results. Today I combined click/treat with walking in the opposite direction and it worked BEAUTIFULLY! I don't remember the last time I've been able to walk Jaz without my hand aching afterwards or me getting frustrated and just heading home. I am so glad I finally tried this and I really hope for good, lasting results.

Jaz - GSD 9/11/2009
Tarja - GSD 7/10/2010

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Cool, never thought of pairing clicking and walking the other way.. makes sense though, the dog learns how great it is to know where you are and catch up to you.

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