During my run with Sophie today I was thinking about how good she was in staying right next to me without pulling or trying to veer off here and there. I remember times when it was impossible to run with her. So I reflected on all the things I have learned here on this board simply by reading the various posts and searching out training topics, etc. Then it dawned on me..what if we could have a simple reference sheet with training hints where people who are looking for quick answers could go to if they needed to. This does by no means replace thorough research on many training topics because nothing is a quick fix but I think it would help people get into the right direction.
We each can contribute and share in one or two sentences key training tips on this thread. I start
1. Yelling at your dog will not achieve anything. Stay calm, step back and re-evaluate the situation with a clear mind so you can take level-headed action.
2. When returning from errands do not greet your dogs with over excitement but stay calm, put down the purse and keys, grocery bags, etc and then greet them calmly as if you had been there all along.
Lexie (Rotti-x), Max (GSD/Husky), Sophie (WGSD)
R.I.P. Ozzy, Sabrie, Kaiser (GSDs), Peaches (Cat)
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." - Maria Robinson