Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southern, Indiana, USA
I use commands that are natural things for me to say so if I'm in a hurry to give a command I dont' have to think about what I'm saying.
I wouldn't worry about someone breaking in and telling the dog to sit and make off with your stuff, the dog will know the guy doesn't belong there, and not to obey the bad guy
Depending on how your kids are I would start letting them "help" you train the pup, I've worked with my own kids and kids in 4H some as young as 4 in dog obedience and you would be surprised what they can do even at that age.
frank(Rosehall's Duke of Hearts CD, BN, RN) gsd
indy (Indy Bluestorm CD, GN, RN,CGC) BC
king bc mix
Rowdy (MyHearts Red Treasure) Australian Shepherd