Just need some tips (hyper -2yo lab)
If I had this boy in MY possession, I'd be okay... But I'm helping a friend.
Zero training, nothing.. He's intact, a few months shy of two, the MOST fit and muscular lab(mix most likely) I've evert seen. He's sweet and pretty soft when it comes to corrections.
He is yelled at and called to the point where his name means nothing to him.. I will start building come/his name with food (he's food driven).
He gets very, very few walks because of his intense pulling and attempts to escape. I'm dead serious when I say it was like walking a wild animal. I used a strong martingale so he couldn't slip it but wouldn't choke himself to death, and I am SO happy I did, because when he got out of the door he backed up and started bucking like crazy trying to get out of the collar.
I put a second leash on a 2nd collar just in case.
I let him pull me like a truck about -1/2 mile to tire him before I put a leash on the prong collar I'd just put on him, because I knew he'd react crazy if I used it while he was completely wired.. It was a near constant fight, he pulls like a monster, and I know why.. It is their fault for not training.
Another thing, he BOLTS out of the door.. He is like a rocket and he has NO street smarts, he will go up to any dog, anyone, and in front of any cars. In fact that's what sparked me to help them today, they called to let me know he was running down near my house, he'd jumped into my neighbors yard (oh yeah, he's a fence jumper and escape artist) and gotten confused, and I got him with no problems.. So I guess I'll get them to start on his door dashing after there is some kind of communication between them..
I am SO pleased to say he works for food... Otherwise I'd have nothing.
After I got him used to wearing the prong I put a leash on it and left a leash on the martingale.. He learned fast and walked nicely the whole way. I explained and showed them how to use and fit a prong... But I'll be printing out some photos and info on that too..
I'm just asking for any tips you guys have, any pages I could print out for them to read and use at home.. for recall training, proper training - like not saying "Sit..... Sit.. SIT. Sit!" - just general, helpful, things for their situation.. And keep in mind, they know zip about dog behavior and training in general. AND this dog has lived the past two years running wild and spending a ton of time just out with the other dogs in the yard..
I'm training them, I'm just teaching the dog..
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