In dog years I'm, well lets not add it up and just say I found out this old dog can be taught a new trick.
I've never really believed in the clicker type training, I've always used corrections with the collars, I use treats too when they do something right, but it was more correcting when they did wrong to get them to do right. Hope that makes sense.
I was having some trouble with Frank, the methods I'd always used just seemed to amp him up
and not fix the behaviour, the book "Control Unleashed" was suggested to me. I bought the book and the dvd set.
It must of been like a light bulb in a cartoon went off over my head when I started using the techniques in the book.
I still use some of my old methods too, I've blended them together with the clicker training he's now learning. Things like he'll still wear his prong in public till I'm sure he doesn't need it, but I'm finding myself resorting to correcting him with it less and less.
Guess I just wanted to write this to encourage people that even if the same type of training has worked for 20 years, dont' knock trying something new you never know what will come out of it.